Friday, September 24, 2010

Army Spc. Marc C. Whisenant

Remember Our Heroes

Army Spc. Marc C. Whisenant, 23, of Holly Hill, Fla.

Spc. Whisenant was assigned to 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, Florida National Guard, Miami, Fla.; died Sept. 24, 2010 in Kuwait of injuries sustained in a military vehicle rollover.

Spc. Whisenant, who was from Holly Hill, was not a Florida National Guardsman but was activated from the ready reserves and attached to the Florida National Guard's 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team's 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment.

Comprised of approximately 25 hundred soldiers, the 53rd Infantry Brigade was federally mobilized in January 2010 and is expected to return home in December 2010. One of the key missions of the 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment is providing escort security for personnel and equipment from Iraq into Kuwait as part of the draw down of forces under Operation New Dawn.

Comment left to Spc. Whisenant's parents:
I didnt really know SPC Wisenaut but I treated him once in the Aid Station he seemd like a fine soldier very curteous and respectful. He displayed a high military bearing. I wish I had known him better and could tell you more. His parents shoud be very proud of him. LTC Bartlett Medical Officer

From His Obituary --

Army Specialist Marc C. Whisenant, 23, of Daytona Beach tragically was killed in a training exercise in Kuwait on Friday, September 24th, 2010.

Funeral Services for Marc will be announced at a later date, and are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Daytona.

Marc graduated from Spruce Creek High School in 2005, and was a past member of the ROTC program. After graduation, Marc pursued his lifelong dream of joining the military and served his country proudly. He also enjoyed being involved in the Boy Scouts and was a dedicated leader.

Most of all Marc loved surrounding himself with his family and friends. He found a friend in all, had a heart of gold, and a zest for life that seemed to make everyone around him smile.

His life was brief but the legacy he leaves behind will never be forgotten. Although we are all feeling such grief and disbelief that he is gone from us, we must keep his memory alive in our hearts.

Left to cherish his memory are his eternally proud parents, Jerry Whisenant and Elizabeth Cook; beloved sisters, Michelle Lyttle and Monica Whisenant; loving niece, Alexis Lyttle; brother in law, Jason Lyttle; many extended family members, friends, and a niece that is yet to be welcomed to this world.

Army Spc. Marc C. Whisenant was killed in a vehicle rollover on 9/24/10.

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