Fallen Patriot – US Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Phillip D Vinnedge

October 20, 2010 at 5:47 pm | In Uncategorized by admin
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Above is a You Tube tribute to Lance Cpl. Phillip D Vinnedge by “DontTreadOnMe2010″.

Lance Cpl. Phillip D Vinnedge (Click picture to enlarge)

Below is from his obituary at Baue Funeral Homes <Click to View entirety >

“US Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Phillip D Vinnedge died the way he lived, serving others. He was born February 22, 1991 in Spokane, Washington and died October 13, 2010 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. He was 19 years old.

Phillip wanted to join the military since 9/11 and in September of 2009 his dream was fulfilled when he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He was a Marine, a Boy Scout, an Order of the Arrow member, a wrestler, a skydiver, a welder, a member of a trap shooting club, a brother, a friend, and a son. He graduated from Francis Howell Central in 2009 while also attending Lewis & Clark Technical School for two years. Phillip loved life, and he loved challenges. From simple childhood bets and dares, to personal goals and accomplishments, Phillip never backed down from a challenge. Despite his determination and frequent success, Phillip never sought accolades or recognition for his accomplishments, instead being content with reaching his own personal goals…”

In the Governor’s proclamation below, Flags will be at half staff statewide on Thursday, October 21, 2010 and in St. Charles County, flags will be displayed at half staff from October 21 through October 27, in his honor.

Additional funeral information, photos, and tribute guest book are also available at Baue (Click To View).

PLEASE KEEP THIS YOUNG MAN IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AS HE IS LAID TO REST TOMORROW, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010.