Remembrance Ceremony To Honor Six Fallen Marines
Friday the Marine Corps honored six of their fallen heroes at the Twentynine Palms Marine Base. The 1st Battalion, 7th Marine regiment started returning from Afghanistan this fall. During their deployment, six marines were killed. Video by kmir6.comvideo
Friday the Marine Corps honored six of their fallen heroes at the Twentynine Palms Marine Base.
The 1st Battalion, 7th Marine regiment started returning from Afghanistan this fall.
During their deployment, six marines were killed.
"When I told him, Curtis take care of you, he said no Mom, take care of them, he says I will make sure that they get home safely to their families and that's what he did," said Lance Corporal Curtis Duarte's mother, Gina Duarte.
Lance Corporal Curtis Duarte died a hero.
He was with the 1st Battalion, 7th Marine regiment.
600 Marines deployed. Six did not return home.
Lance Corporal Eugene Mills.
Lance Corporal Hunter Hogan.
Lance Corporal Steven Stevens.
Lance Corporal Niall Coti-Sears.
Corporal Taylor Baune.
Lance Corporal Curtis Duarte.
Gone, but not forgotten.
"They've committed themselves to something bigger than themselves with a meaning and a purpose, and they represent this nation's best," said Lt. Colonel David Bradney, Commander 1st Battalion, 7th Marines.
Lt. Colonel David Bradney was their Commander; he and family members honored the fallen heroes at remembrance ceremony to pay tribute to the sacrifice each one made
"It allows us to show the families that we truly loved your son or your husband and that he was special to us as well," said Lt. Colonel Bradney.
Lance Corporal Duarte is survived by his wife Sarah, and his parents.
His lifelong dream was to serve his country.
"The Marine Corps was his life, eight years old he said Mommy I know what I want to be when I grow up, and I was like okay, eight years old people are usually like Superman or something, and he said I'm a United States Marine like my dad, and that's exactly what he did," said Gina Duarte.