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Marc Retmier

Marc Retmier

Died: June 18, 2008

Rank: Hospitalman

Unit: Provincial Reconstruction Team Sharana

Branch: U.S. Navy

Navy Hospital Corpsman Marc A. Retmier died on June 18, 2008, from wounds he suffered during an enemy rocket attack in northern Paktika Province, Afghanistan. Retmier was treating local civilians when the Taliban insurgent ambush occurred. A comrade also died in the attack and seven others were wounded. The 19-year-old Sailor was serving with the Provincial Reconstruction Team Sharana in support of Op­eration Enduring Freedom. Marc, who loved the ocean, was laid to rest June 25, 2008, in a plot overlooking the sea in the Pacific View Cemetery in Corona del Mar, Cali­fornia. He was buried next to the uncle for whom he was named, also a 19-year-old member of the Navy, who died of natural causes while serving his country in 1975.

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