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

Eric A McIntosh

Trafford, Pennsylvania

April 2, 2006

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
29 Marine SSG

3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

 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 
dear.

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 
our lives.


Eric is survived by:
Wife............Cynthia W McIntosh, NC
Mother........Elizabeth A McIntosh, Fl
Brother.......Richard A McIntosh, TN
Sister.........Lisa M Schoenly, Fl and her husband Scott A Schoenly
Four nieces, one nephew, Daniellete M James, and a multitude of other 
relatives and friends

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