|FALLEN MARINE MEMORIAL
|Lance Cpl. Charles “Seth” Sharp, 20, of 15 Westover Ridge, Adairsville, Ga. was killed in action Thursday, July 2, 2009, in Afghanistan fighting for his country during Operation Strike of the Sword, the latest push by the United States Marine Corps taking on the Taliban. Lance Cpl. Sharp was with the Marine’s 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment. (photo by Emily Green) Sharp was among some 4,000 Marines deployed by helicopter and armored transport throughout the volatile Helmand River valley in an effort to counter the Taliban insurgency. Just days after he mailed the letter, Sharp, 20, died in battle. He was the first Marine killed in the offensive.
|Lance Cpl. Charles “Seth” Sharp USMCAge: 20
Born: Nov. 15, 1988 Whitfield County, Ga
Died: July 2, 2009
In: Helmand River valley, Afghanistan
Family: Ric and Tiffany Sharp and Angela and Gus Preston
|LCPL Christopher Dyers, was a reserve Marine of Lima company of Columbus, Ohio. 14 Marines killed in one road side bomb near Haditha, Iraq, Aug. 2005. Members of the United States Marine Corps escort
the casket of Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Dyer of the Marine Corps Reserves 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines, to Tri-County Baptist Church for his memorial service in West Chester, Ohio, August 17, 2005. Dyer and 13 other Marines were killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq on August 3, 2005. REUTERS/Matt Sullivan
|LCPL Christopher Dyer
Born: 3/13/1986 Cinncinnati Ohio
Died: August 3, 2005In: Haditha, Iraq
Family: Chaplain Kathy Dyer
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| MARINES’ HYMN
From the halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli, We fight our country’s battles in the air, on land and sea. First to fight for right and freedom, and to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title of United States Marine.
Our Flag’s unfurled to every breeze from dawn to setting sun.
We have fought in every clime and place, where we could take a gun. In the snow of far off northern lands and sunny tropic scenes You will find us always on the job, the United States Marines. Here’s health to you and to our Corps, which we are proud to serve.
In many a strife we’ve fought for life and never lost our nerve.
If the Army and the Navy ever look on heaven’s scenes, they will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines.