Marine Hero Returns to St Louis for Burial

June 12, 2010 at 10:05 am | In Uncategorized by admin
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Cpl. Donald M. Marler died June 6, 2010 in Helmand Province Afghanistan; he was serving on his first combat deployment. He was a 2006 graduate of Oakville High School and just 22 years old. His awards include: the Navy Unit Commendation; Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation; Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

Sgt. Brandon C. Bury

Lance Cpl. Derek Hernandez

Also killed were Sgt. Brandon C. Bury, 26, of Kingwood,Texas, and Lance Cpl. Derek Hernandez, 20, of Edinburg, Texas (above).

Visitation for Cpl. Marler will be held at Oakville High School on Monday, June 14, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The funeral will be at St. Francis on Tuesday at 10 a.m.

*** UPDATE ***

Subject: Donald Marler

Posted by Clinton Woodfin
For those of you who would like to honor my cousin, Donald Marler, the funeral procession route on Tuesday will travel north on Telegraph Rd. from St. Francis of Assisi church (next to Oberweis) to Sappington Barracks Rd/Sheridan Rd. (next to Advance Auto Parts), and east along Sheridan Rd. to the entrance to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Funeral mass begins at 10:00, so those who would like to show their support to the family by lining the funeral route should do so between 10:15 and 10:30. Please repost for your friends in the St. Louis area that would like to show their support and appreciation for this true American hero.