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2/4 Memorial Service Speech – Jerry Lara

By Jerry Lara

The key to Immortality is living a life worth remembering.

On January 31st Sgt William Stacey was immortalized. Will was our friend, hero idol but above all our brother. Any time you come to a new unit you always hear stories about certain marines. Stories that you had to have been there to believe. Well let me tell you everything ever said about Will was true. He was a true 2/4 legend. Everyone had either heard about or knew him. He was loved admired but above all respected by everyone. Read more…

Fallen Pendleton Marines honored, remembered

By ERIKA I. RITCHIE / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Marines place the helmets on the rifles at the memorials of five Marines from the Second Battalion, 4th Marines who were killed in Afghanistan, during a remembrance ceremony held Thursday morning on Camp Pendleton.
 

CAMP PENDLETON – Five battlefield crosses with photos of fallen warriors stood in front of two formations of Marines on a parade deck at Camp Pendleton.

The crosses – M-16 rifles adorned with the Marines’ combat boots, helmet and dog tags around them represented Marines and sailors from the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines who died in Afghanistan.

The battlefield crosses were part of a remembrance ceremony Thursday that paid tribute to the fallen Marines, the families and friends. The event included formations of the 500 Marines from the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines. The invocation was given by Lieutenant Commander Carl J. Stamper of the Navy. Taps and final Roll Call noting the missing Marines by calling their names and noting their absence with a single bell ended the nearly two-hour ceremony. Read more…

2/4 Memorial Service Speech – Edward Pricola

Written & Read By Edward Pricola

Sgt, William Stacey. Or Will for some of you that knew him well. I met Will about three and a half years ago when I first came to 2/4. I remember specifically because I had just come to the fleet and he had just got back from his first deployment in Afghanistan. I knew right away something about this guy had this confidence that I have yet to see in any other Marine I’ve met. Read more…