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

Luke J Mercardante

Athens, Georgia

April 15, 2008

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
35 Marine 1st Sgt

Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Camp Lejuene, North Carolina

 Killed while conducting combat operations in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.

From Natasha:

1STSGT MERC. WAS A GREAT PERSON. WHILE AT PMO CAMP LEJEUNE HE FOUGHT TOOTH AND NAIL TO GET MY PROMOTION TO CPL APPROVED AND BACK PROMOTED.. HE MOTIVATED ME TO BE A BETTER MARINE. 1STSGT MERC. YOU ARE MISSED BUT YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

From Joey:

He was all about getting Marines what they deserve when the deserved it. I saw him do that exact same thing for several Marines while we were in Iraq. He is AMAZING!

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