Monday, May 09, 2005

Marine Lance Cpl. Marcus Mahdee

Remember Our Heroes

Marine Lance Cpl. Marcus Mahdee, 20, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

Lance Cpl. Mahdee died as a result of wounds received from an enemy explosion while conducting combat operations in the vicinity of Al Karmah, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Lance Cpl. Marcus Mahdee was raised by his grandparents, Essie and Linton Harris. "He was a good kid," Essie Harris said.

She said she had wanted her grandson to go into the Air Force like two of her sons, thinking the Marines would be too difficult. But Marcus wanted to be a Marine.

On the football team at Fort Walton Beach High School, Mahdee was "quiet and unassuming," coach Mike Owens said of the former wide receiver and defensive back. "Everybody liked him."

Marine Lance Cpl. Marcus Mahdee was killed in action on 05/09/05.

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