Thursday, August 14, 2008

UPDATE: Captain Garrett Lawton

From the AP -

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - State and U.S. flags are flying at
half-staff in honor of a West Virginia Marine who was killed in
Gov. Joe Manchin has ordered the flags to be lowered Thursday in
honor of 31-year-old Captain Garrett Lawton of Charleston.
The Department of Defense said Lawton died last week of wounds
suffered during combat fighting in Herat province.
Lawton was assigned to the 2nd Special Operations Battalion at
Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Manchin said funeral services were scheduled Thursday for Lawton
at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C. Burial will be later at
Arlington National Cemetery.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was best Friends with Garrett Lawton in High School. I never knew a better Human Being then Garrett. My life was greatly impacted by my relationship with Garrett and I owe a great portion of my successes to Garrett. I knew him before his decision to join the Military, as we talked at great lengths of both joining the military. We both believed in the service to our Country and Garrett was one to make that service his personal mission in life. I have the greatest respect for Garrett's sacrifice as I know he understood that this was the greatest honor he could give to a country that he loved and cherished. My Heart and best wishes go out to his family and Marines as I know they miss such a valuable person in this world. We all should be so lucky to have a person like Garrett in our lives. With the greatest of respect.

Your Friend,
Justin Kelly