August 17, 2010

Fallen Hero: SSgt Michael Bock, USMC

Staff Sgt. Michael A Bock, 26, was a combat engineer assigned to the 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force. He had served two deployments in Iraq and was in his second deployment in Afghanistan.

He was shot by small arms fire while on foot patrol in Helmand Province in southwest Afghanistan, according to the U.S. Marine Corps.

During his eight years of service, Bock had earned a long list of service awards, including a Purple Heart, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and Combat Action Ribbon.

Requiescat in Pace, Marine

This Nation Will Remain The Land Of The Free 
Only So Long As It Is The Home Of The Brave
- Elmer Davis

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