"Please meet Landon.. his dad Marine LCPL Andrew Carpenter made the ultimate sacrifice while serving on his second deployment with the 3/8 in Afghanistan earlier this year.. a month before his son was born. In the picture, to the right, Andrew Paul Carpenter's dog tags dangle from his dusty boots. A small Bible, bookmarked with his wedding announcement, rests on the floor beside them."
Thank you Paul for sending this in. Paul took the time to contact Crissie Carpenter (widow and mother) to run this post. Words on a web site will never do justice, thank you to the Carpenter family and fallen Andrew Carpenter.
Source of art by Marine Combat Artist Rob Bates and additional photos here
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Source of lead photo by Marcia Truitt


Source of art by Marine Combat Artist Rob Bates and additional photos here
Source 2
Source of lead photo by Marcia Truitt