Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Marine Capt. Brian S. Letendre

Remember Our Heroes

Marine Capt. Brian S. Letendre, 27, of Woodbridge, Va.

Cpt. Letendre was assigned to the Marine Forces Reserve’s Inspector and Instructor Staff, 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Plainville, Conn.; killed May 3, 2006 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Anbar province, Iraq.

Potomac News Blog
BY LILLIAN KAFKA

A local Marine was killed on May 3 in Iraq while conducting combat operations in the Al Anbar province, according to a press release from the Department of Defense.

Capt. Brian S. Letendre, 27, of Woodbridge, was “a very patriotic young man who believed in what his country is doing,” said his father, Milton Letendre of Woodbridge.

The 1996 Potomac High School graduate was assigned to the Marine Forces Reserve’s Inspector and Instructor Staff, 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Plainville, Conn.

He had just volunteered for his second tour in Iraq, said a family friend and fellow Marine Capt. David Bann.

Bann said he and Brian Letendre grew up in the Harbors of Newport community in Woodbridge where, among other activities, they played in the woods as young boys.

By their early teens, Brian Letendre and friends had decided to become Marine officers, said Milton Letendre.

Marine Capt. Brian S. Letendre was killed in action on 05/03/06.

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1 comment:

Steve said...

Youtube features a Memorial Day address Capt. Letendre delivered in 2005 at:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=PRap2wBDeOE

Additionally, comrades in the 1/25th honor the Captain in a poignant video on Youtube at:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=EsSWZLm36Uc