Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Tamario D Burkett

Buffalo, New York

March 23, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
21 Marines Pfc

1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade

Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

Killed in action during operations on the outskirts of Nasiriyah.

AP News

The oldest of seven children, Tamario D. Burkett was a poet, an artist and a big brother who asked his mother whether God would forgive him if he had to kill someone in combat. His letters home included notes for each of his six siblings. Burkett of Buffalo, N.Y., and based at Camp Lejeune, was killed in combat March 23.

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