Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Please Remember Marine Corp Sgt. David Day

Today remember Marine Corp Sgt. David Day, 26-years-old, of Gaylord, Mich. was killed by a roadside bomb on April 24, Easter Sunday, in Badghis province, Afghanistan.

Day was assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

vid, who completed bomb disposal training in 2009, graduated from Gaylord High School in 2003 and joined the Marine Corps soon after. He served two tours of duty in Iraq, before being deployed to Afghanistan in November.

"He would have been coming home in late June," Don Day, David’s father, said. "But now ... you can't help but wonder when you have a son overseas if he's going to make it home all right. He was happy with the group he was with (in Afghanistan). He was happy in the military serving his country. Whether or not he would have made it his career? I think he would," his father said.

A friend left this memorial for Dave yesterday:
“To those who've never met Dave, he is one of the most skilled young men I've ever had the joy of working with. He was one of the kindest friends I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. We had a lot of deep conversations over Chu-Hi's and taco rice, we had even more interesting times in our days together. Dave I'm going to miss your goofy smile and ripping on you for being from Gaylord. First Slope now you, we'll be drinking Chu-Hi's together again! Keep the rest of us safe! I love you buddy."

David leaves behind his wife, Nicole, to whom he was married in 2009.

*We would also like to recognize Army Sgt. 1st Class Bradley S. Hughes, and Marine Lance Cpl. Joe M. Jackson. Both were also killed on Easter Sunday.

These American Heroes will never be forgotten!

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