Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Wednesday Hero

Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Menusa
Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Menusa
33 years old from San Jose, California
United States Marine Corps.
1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division
March 27, 2003
U.S. Marines

Marine Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Menusa was a 14-year military veteran who loved the Marines and served "wholeheartedly," said his wife, Stacy. He died in Iraq on March 27, 2003 during an ambush. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a 6-year-old son, Joshua.

He had intended to join the Air Force after graduating high school, but changed his mind, joined the Marines instead and later became a Marine recruiter. The Philippines-born Marine, who immigrated to the United States when he was 10, was posthumously awarded U.S. citizenship.

These brave men and women have given their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Have Every Right To Dream Heroic Dreams.
Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look

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