Friday, September 09, 2011

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Brian K. Lundy

Remember Our Heroes

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Brian K. Lundy, 25, of Austin, Texas

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Lundy was assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died while conducting a dismounted patrol in Marjah, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Sept. 9, 2011.

Petty Officer Lundy graduated from Bowie High School in May 2004. Receiving a scholarship to Huston Tillotson University, he enrolled in August that year.

Deciding that college was not for him, he enlisted in the Navy in May 2006 and served as a Hospital Corspman, first aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Ronald Reagan from November 2006 to August 2008, then with the Naval Hospital 29 Palms, California from December 2008 to December 2010. He then applied for and was accepted to Special Training as Hospital Corpsman with the Fleet Marine Force afterwhich he was assigned to Camp Lejuene, NC in March 2011. He deployed to Afghanistan four months later in July.

Petty Officer Lundy loved motorcycles and loved animals. As a child, wanted to be veterinarian when he grew up. His pets included Great Danes, an iguana and a parrot which now resides with his mother.

He sang with the Voices of Joy and was an active member of TCIA and JCIA Youth groups. He was also a Jr. Deacon and early on demonstrated an eagerness to serve.

Mother, Ramona, said that he son often callled her detailing interesting stories about his duties as a Corpsman. He told her about having to deliver a baby, treating an Afghani National with multiple stab wounds, and even having to remove a rock from the eye of a young Afghanistan boy.

His mother said her son had finally found his calling and his purpose in life, and that he was doing something that made him feel that he was making a difference in this world. Her little "Peanut" had become a man.

Petty Officer Lundy's awards and decorations include:

Purple Heart
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Navy "E" Ribbon Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with Bronze Star
Good Conduct Medal NATO Medal
National Defense Service Medal

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Brian K. Lundy was killed in action on 9/9/11.

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