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May 13, 2006
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Apr 26, 2006, 8:43:54 AM
USMC Funeral by mrb24 USMC Funeral by mrb24
USMC Funeral detail for a Marine killed in Iraq.
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FORGOTENSAMURAI Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
he goes to join the others in the eternal fight to defend the Heavenly perimeter
J-MakINK Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
beautiful shot. i am an infantryman stationed in Washington DC, i often volunteer for firing party detail at Arlington National Cemetery. no matter how many times i've done it, and even when i'm the one firing the 21 gun salutes, the shots still ring right through you. beautiful shot.
mrb24 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Unfortunately I had to attend several memorial services in my 6 months in Afghanistan and it never gets any easier... Did you see the movie Kevin Bacon did? Taking Chance

When I was in we didn't sustain any casualties during Desert Storm, unfortunately what we are into is nothing like that mission. I just saw where the Marines are actually bringing tanks in because the IED problem is that bad.
AZVaquero Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
That was a "real moving" movie. I will find it and own it yet.

Adios Amigo.
Celtic-Skunk Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
That is so sad! My boyfriend just got out of Iraq in January and is schedules to go to Afghanistan in a year.

I feel so bad for anyone who lost a loved one. )':
mrb24 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I understand... I was in Iraq this summer and fall working with young Marines like your boyfriend. I hope to get to Afhganistan next year to do the same. Tell him thank you and Semper Fi.
Celtic-Skunk Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
It's so sad to loose loved ones like that, though. I hope to never have to see the marines at a funeral!..Preferably, I'd like to never go to a funeral...

He just returned to Camp Pendleton on the 25 of Feb after his leave. It sucks watching them go..

On the upside, we went to the VA to thank the veterans and had a little party for them. I know I'm a girl and it's in our job description to love men in uniform, Everyone agreed that the marines had the best uniforms. (;

Thank you for your service!
mrb24 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry for the delayed response... I agree whole 100% with you. I watch these young Marines charge into the unknown and you just know in your heart that they all won't be returning.

My pleasure to serve.

Semper Fi
Celtic-Skunk Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
I have no idea how to reply to that. That was so deep and emotional...I hope (like all the other families) that nothing happens to my marine.

Thank you for taking the time to speak with me. I appreciate it.
mrb24 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
my pleasure...we are all family. Saw a Marine at a bar last night and called him over and bought him a beer.

Please keep me posted on how things are going. I may be heading over that way myself again this year...
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