Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Marine Lance Cpl. Scott A. Lynch

Remember Our Heroes

Marine Lance Cpl. Scott A. Lynch, 22, of Greenwood Lake, N.Y.

LCpl Lynch was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Oct. 6, 2010 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.

Marine Lance Cpl. Scott A. Lynch was a newlywed, insisting on marrying his sweetheart in May, just before leaving his Greenwood Lake home for a combat mission in Afghanistan.

The 22-year-old died Wednesday while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, the Defense Department reported. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.

He was raised in the small Orange County community just northwest of Sloatsburg, buffered by Sterling Forest. Residents and businesses there are displaying flags and red-white-and-blue banners to show their support. He leaves behind his young bride, Tanya, and his parents and two brothers who had relocated to Kentucky. He met Tanya, also 22, through his friendship with her brother, Tyler Sterling.

"He was amazing," his young wife told the Times Herald-Record. "He loved unconditionally and everybody around him loved him."

A family, a community, a nation mourn the loss of Lance Cpl. Lynch. We are grateful for his bravery, service and sacrifice.

The village of Greenwood Lake, NY with a population of under 3,500 is in a state of shock says the Mayor, Barbara Moore as Scott Lynch was the village's first service member to die in either Iraq or Afghanistan.

Residents and merchants are displaying flags and banners to support the family, she said. Lynch was married in June just before he deployed, and his wife lives in the village. His parents were on their way up from Kentucky, she said.

"He is a young boy, brought up here, went through the Greenwood Lake schools, and graduated George F. Baker High School" in Tuxedo Park, she said.

John Sterling, Scott's father--in--law said:

"He was just such a great guy," he said. "They were madly in love and it was just meant to be. I was proud that he married my daughter"

Lynch was a good person with an "angelic" aura, Sterling said.

His Obituary: Scott Albert Lynch, a Lance Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps, and a lifelong resident of Greenwood Lake, died on October 6, 2010 in Afghanistan. He was 22.

The son of James J. and Tammy Reynolds Lynch, he was born on April 20, 1988 in Warwick.

He was a graduate of the George Baker High School in Tuxedo, NY, where he was involved in the Drama Club at school. He also worked as a mentor with students at the high school following his graduation. He was a member of the American Legion in Greenwood Lake. In his youth, Scott was also involved with the Greenwood Lake Little League.

Survivors include his wife, Tanya Sterling Lynch, at home; his parents, James and Tammy Lynch of Greenwood Lake; his brothers, James R. Lynch of Greenwood Lake and Jerry Lynch and his wife, Robyn of Brooklyn; his mother and father-in-law, Susan and John Sterling of Greenwood Lake; his brothers-in-law, Tyler and Tory; his aunts and uncles: Dee and John Bonelli, Debbie and Joseph Hollis, Terri Ziermann, and Patricia and Geoff Williams, as well as his many loving cousins.

Marine Lance Cpl. Scott A. Lynch was killed in action on 10/6/10.

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