27 January 2010

Fair Winds and Following Seas

Marine Sgt. David Smith
Bavo Company, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion,
4th Marine Division.
Courtesy photo.

"I just keep thinking of all his dance moves and how funny he was and how close those three siblings were."

- Smith's cousin, Ann Rudd.

Sgt. David Smith, a 2002 graduate of Frederick High School in Maryland died Tuesday at Landstuhl hospital of injuries suffered in an attack on Saturday in Afghanistan. He donated his organs, a final selfless act that Rudd said he always proudly said he would do.

Two other service members were killed in the Saturday attack.

Lance Cpl. Jeremy Kane, a Marine in the 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion Company B, was a 22-year-old student at Rutgers University's Camden campus and a native of Cherry Hill, N.J.

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Xin Qi, 25, was a Navy hospital corpsman from Cordova, Tenn., who was attached to Company B after they deployed in November.

Source: Frederick News Post

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of these three Heroes, and with their brothers back in Afghanistan.

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