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  • Sam Hartmann

    This photo just breaks my heart. Eight-year-old Christian Golczynski accepts the flag for his father, Marine Staff Sgt. Marc Golczynski, during a memorial service. Marc Golczynski was shot on patrol during his second tour in Iraq (which he had volunteered for) just a few weeks before he was due to return home.

  • Lauren Embry

    The little boy is Christian Goczynski. After surviving a year's tour last year, Christian's father, a Marine, volunteered to return to the war zone in hopes of "finishing what we started." Sadly, like far too many courageous soldiers, Sgt. Goczynski never returned home. Christian receiving his father's funeral flag.

  • Melanie Kozak

    In honor of Memorial Day: thank you to those who served and paid the ultimate price...and the deepest sympathy and respect for those they leave behind. Photo by Aaron Thompson of a soldier presenting the flag from the casket of Christian Golczynski's father to the boy... His son put it best about his father: "He was a hero. He helped our country.”

  • Holly Long

    Eight-year-old Christian Golczynski accepts the flag for his father, Marine Staff Sgt. Marc Golczynski, during a memorial service. Marc Golczynski was shot on patrol during his second tour in Iraq (which he had volunteered for) just a few weeks before he was due to return home. God bless our troops. ♥

  • Kerry Hutt

    Eight-year-old Christian Golczynski accepts the flag for his father, Marine Staff Sgt. Marc Golczynski, during a memorial service. This photo prompted the organization A Soldier's child. They bring joy to these children. I have been volunteering with them for two years now and plan to go to their camp this summer to help out, thanks Darrel!

  • Lydia Smith
    • 2 years ago

    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.

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