Sunday, April 24, 2011

Marine Sgt. David P. Day

Remember Our Heroes

Marine Sgt. David P. Day, 26, of Gaylord, Mich.

Sgt. Day was assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died April 24, 2011 in Badghis province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.

Sgt Day was killed when he was attempting to diffuse an improvised explosive device (IED) in Badghis Province.

Sgt Day, a 2003 Gaylord High School graduate, joined the Marines after graduating high school.

Sgt Day had been selected as Team Leader of the year for the 3rd Recon Battalion and had completed Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) training in early 2009 in Florida.

Sgt Day deployed to Afghanistan in November 2010. This was his third deployment, Day had previously been deployed to Iraq twice.

From friends:
April 27, 2011
To those who've never met Dave, he is one of the most skilled young men I've ever had the joy of working with. He was one of the kindest friends I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. We had a lot of deep conversations over Chu-Hi's and taco rice, we had even more interesting times in our days together. Dave I'm going to miss your goofy smile and ripping on you for being from Gaylord. First Slope now you, we'll be drinking Chu-Hi's together again! Keep the rest of us safe! I love you buddy.~Naked Doc

April 27, 2011
David we will miss you greatly. Thank you for being a part of our life and such a great friend and brother to our son late Sgt. Michael Ferschke. Mikey will know of his Uncle David. We will never forget you. Our prayers are with your wife and family. Forever in our hearts.~Robin Ferschke

Sgt Day leaves behind wife, Nicole, and father, Don Day.

Marine Sgt. David P. Day was killed in action on 4/24/11.

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