Thread: My town lost a hero
#1 My town lost a hero01-28-2012, 04:08 AM
HEíS HOME: Fallen Marine to be buried today
Graveside services are today for a Marine killed in Afghanistan last week.
Cpl. Jon-Luke Bateman was just 22 when he died. The 2007 Pahrump Valley High School graduate and another young Marine, Lance Cpl. Kenneth Cochran, 20, of Wilder, Idaho, were electrocuted during an accident involving a broken electric generator.
Batemanís beloved motorcycle, a fire engine red Harley with cracked rock graphics on the sides, sat in the lobby as a reminder of one of his greatest passions in life.
According to the Marine Corps, this was Bateman's first combat deployment although he had deployed once before with an expeditionary unit.
His Marine Corps service began Feb. 25, 2008. He was an infantryman assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton.
His awards included the Purple Heart medal, Combat Action ribbon, good conduct medal, National Defense Service medal, Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary medals, Afghanistan Campaign medal, and the NATO Medal for International Security Assistance Forces in Afghanistan
01-28-2012, 09:19 AM
- Join Date
- Jul 2009
Welcome home, Marine.Olde-style, states' rights conservative. Ask if this concept confuses you.
01-28-2012, 09:39 AMTHE FALLEN SOLDIER
- Join Date
- May 2008
- Locked in a Dungeon, being tortured and LOVING IT!
Don't weep for me
O' Land of the free
When it was my time to fall
'Twas for my country's call
'Twas for the land that I loved,
That I gave my all
And for the land that I loved,
I did freely give
And in her freedom
And her courage
I'll continue to live
c. 1993 Patricia KrullRest In Peace America
July 4, 1776 - January 20, 2009
01-28-2012, 11:51 AM
that's hard news. my heart goes out to his family.
ďPeople sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.Ē George Orwell
section 60Liberals: Obama's useful Idiots
01-29-2012, 03:05 PM
Indeed.May the FORCE be with you!
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