Eric A McIntosh
April 2, 2006
Killed while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.
|His name Is Eric Alan McIntosh SSG/USMC. He was born March 9, 1977 in
Indianapolis, In. to Elizabeth A. McIntosh and the late Carlos V.
McIntosh. He graduated from Penn Trafford High School in 1995. After
graduation he joined the USMC in 1996. While stationed in Quantico, Va
he met his future wife Cynthia, whom he married four years later.
Transitioning from QUANTICO TO 3/2 HE WENT TO mARINE cORPS sCOUT
sNIPER sCHOOL, graduated and became a S/S Team Leader. After a
successful tour, he was appointed to an intsrutor billet at the 2nd
Marine Division Scout Sniper School. During his tour at Stone Bay, he
distinguished himself as an exemplary instructor and an innovator in
the art of scout sniping.
In 2004 he was ordered to 3/8, Scout/Sniper Plt. as Plt Sgt. Once
again he proved himself as an outstanding leader. During a combat tour
in Fallujah, Iraq, he further distinquished himself by bringing every
one of his Marines home alive. After returning home from Iraq, he
became a Plt Sgt for K Comapany 3/8 because he felt his leadership and
infantry skills would help save Mrines lives.
After personally overseeing his squads and squad leader's development
over months of training, they deployed to Ramadi, Iraq. On Sunday,
April 02, 2006, while conducting a combat patrol SSG. McIntosh
couragageously gave his life for the ideals that all humanity holds so
Eric was a special person that touched everyone he met. He was the
life of the party and the man to lean on when times got tough. Never
allowing anyone to compromise his beliefs he stood as the rock that
never faltered. Eric was a friend to all. He picked you up when you
were down, made you laugh when needed, gave advice that was wise and
always provided a shoulder to cry on. He was a loving son, brother,
husband and friend. He will be missed throughout the rest of all of
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