January 05, 2005
He's given it for you
Marines from 2nd MARDIV's Small Craft Company said goodbye to fallen hero, LCpl Brian Parello in a memorial service held on the shores of Lake Habbaniyah in the Al Anbar province of Iraq on Jan. 4, 2005. He was killed in action on New Year's Day while conducting operations against anti-Iraqi forces in Iraq's Al Anbar Province.
LCpl Parello served as a small unit riverine craft coxswain and took part in a number of riverine security patrols while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and also earned the Combat Action Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and the National Defense Service Medal.
This poem was read during his memorial service:
In a crowd you see him,
Condolences to LCpl Parello's family and the Marines with whom he served.
Posted by Deb at January 5, 2005 07:57 PM
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Does anybody know the name of the person (most likely a Marine) that wrote the poem that was read at the memorial service. I feel he/she should receive the credit the deserve for writing such a poignant poem.
Posted by: William Torpey at January 6, 2005 10:41 AM