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The Ghost Battalion - Part 2

Godspeed Marine Corporal Marc Ryan

You might have read about Marine Corporal Marc Ryan here before.

Ryan, a third generation Marine and member of the Warrior Caste, was killed in Iraq last week.  This was his FOURTH combat tour - two in Afghanistan and two in Iraq.

From the Camden Courier-Post (November 17):

Marc did two tours in Afghanistan and two in Iraq. He could have returned home after his second Iraq tour, but instead, he volunteered for a third.

"We asked him `Why did you do it?' and he said `My brothers are dying out there, I gotta do something,' " Chris Ryan said. "He would do anything for anybody."

"He fought for his country, he fought a hard fight, and he died doing what he loved," Lauren Ryan said. "Marc, I love you and I will miss you forever and I know you're up there right now saying, `Stop crying.' "

Phil Cohen, of the Camden, NJ, American Legion Post, has set up a site in honor of Corporal Ryan.