Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A Thank You and a Farewell

From the Department of Defense:

"The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Lance Cpl. Daniel R. Bennett, 23, of Clifton, Va., died Jan. 11 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C."

LCPL Bennett was a friend of the family, a gentleman, and a dedicated defender of the liberty of his fellow Americans. He is one of a very select few men and women of the United States with the courage to put himself in harms' way for our safety and freedom. To Dan, to the exceptional men and women of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, and to all those that chose to wear the uniforms of the US Military, thank you.
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