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Lt. Col. Richard Thompson, commander, Third Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, presents the flag that draped Staff Sgt. Marc Golczynski’s casket to his eight-year-old son Christian Golczynski. Marine Staff Sgt. Marc Golczynski, 30, was shot by enemy fire while on patrol in the Al Anbar Provence, where he was stationed on his second tour of duty in Iraq (which he volunteered for). He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s Third Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, Fourth Marine Division, Nashville. Marc Golczynski was shot on 27 March 2007, just a few weeks before he was due to return home.
Recon Wrangler (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Matt Orr/Released)
memorial day poems when i see a flag draped coffin
Shaking hands by U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), via Flickr A U.S. Marine stops to shake hands with a young girl while on patrol in Marjah, Afghanistan
This is so sweet!
Cowboys and Our Flag... Proud to Be An American
Two-year-old Tyler Miles wearing Marine dress blues and points at the flag-covered casket of his father, Marine Sergeant Sean H. Miles, who was killed in Iraq.
The night before the burial of her husband’s body, Katherine Cathey refused to leave the casket, asking to sleep next to his body for the last time.
Freedom isn't free...it's a rough road.