04 January 2011

Darkhorse Memorial

Marines and sailors from 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 2, in Sangin, paused at Forward Operating Base Nolay, Dec. 28, 2010, to honor Cpl. Derek A. Wyatt, a team leader for 1st Platoon, Lima Company, Lance Cpl. Kenneth A. Corzine, a rifleman in 1st Squad, 3rd Platoon, Lima Company and Lance Cpl. Colton Rusk, a machine gunner with Weapons Company. All three Marines were killed in action while deployed with 3/5 in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Photo: Cpl. Daniel Blatter.

The associated article about the memorial for these three Marines may be found here, Men who look death in the face and continue to move forward.


Kate Dolan said...

God bless those left behind who will miss them dearly. Thank you for your service. Thank you for your sacrifice. Thank you for our FREEDOM. May you now rest in the peace of the creator.

PMM Dee said...

Couldn't agree more with this quote:

<span>“I think fortunate for all of us; many Americans still understand that the freedom that we enjoy is not free. These men knew that their calling was to serve and if necessary to sacrifice everything,” said Morris. “Now, all three of these men have been taken home on their shields as great warriors should be and are now at rest.</span>

My freedom is based on the willingness of others to provide it and for that I am forever grateful.
Proud Marine Mom
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