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Main Entry: gung ho Pronunciation: 'g&[ng]-'hOFunction: adjective Etymology: Gung ho!, motto (interpreted as meaning "work together") adopted by certain U.S. marines, from Chinese (Beijing) gOnghé, short for ZhOngguó GOngyè Hézuò Shè Chinese Industrial Cooperative Society: extremely or overly zealous or enthusiastic

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Thursday, February 23, 2006

2nd Lt. Almar L. Fitzgerald

02/23/2006 - DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

2nd Lt. Almar L. Fitzgerald, 23, of Lexington, S.C., died Feb. 21 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany from wounds received Feb. 18 as a result of an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to the 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Semper Fi


1 Comments:

At 12:13 AM, Anonymous Monz said...

Almar will be sadly missed but remembered as a hero in every sense of the word, not just by those who knew him but by those who have only heard of him. He was a remarkable young man with a drive and ambition nearly unmatched. He had a way about him and a dedication that drove him to be the best he could be. He was a true soldier to the end. The world is now short yet another amazing individual who had a bright and shining future that ended all too soon. All gave some, some gave all. My thoughts and prayers are with the family, comrades, and friends of 2nd Lt. Almar "Fitz" Fitzgerald, as well as those families with loved ones in a war zone or who have lost someone dear to them. R.I.P. Almar Semper fi

 

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