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27

Jul

2015

In honor of our brother: Sgt Carson Holmquist laid to rest by family, fellow Marines

Cpl. Tiffany Edwards, 4th Marine Division

Two flags fluttered in the wind as they traveled through the green fields of Wisconsin: the stars and stripes of the American flag, and the crimson and gold of the Marine Corps emblem. The flags traveled slowly along the winding country road on the back of a motorcycle, leading dozens of vehicles as they escorted the body of Sgt. Carson Holmquist, a fallen husband, father, son, brother and Marine, to his final resting place in Grantsburg, Wisconsin, July 25, 2015.




27

Jul

2015

Marines last words to fallen brother, "Welcome to the gun club"

Cpl. Ian Ferro, 4th Marine Division

My alarm rings on a Saturday at 10:36 am. The weekend begins, which normally brings me excitement, happiness and that feeling of liberty knowing that for two days I don’t have to worry about work, the time or any professional responsibility in general. This weekend however, was not a regular one, I will not spend most of my day relaxing by the pool