Saturday, January 17, 2009

4227 - updated with photo

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

Sgt. Marquis R. Porter, 28, of Brighton, Mass., died Jan. 11 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force...

William Jackson, one of Porter’s four older siblings told the Boston Herald, “ He was a very friendly....loving person and a nice guy who did anything for anyone. His dream was to be a Marine.”

Sgt. Porter grew up in the Fidelis Way projects of Brighton, MA according to the Herald. He graduated from the private college preparatory Beaver Country Day School and joined the Marines in 1998. He had already served two tours in Iraq and in Japan at the time of his death.

He would have been 29 on January 16. (Additional information from IGTNT)

May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

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