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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin, of Temecula, California, died Mar. 19 in northern Iraq, from wounds suffered when the enemy attacked his unit with rocket fire. The incident is under investigation.
|We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.
My thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of SSgt Cardin. Please know a grateful nation shares your pride and your sorrow for your beloved Louis who gave his very life in our defense. May precious memories shine light on your darkest days.
VPMM of Derek, 3 OIF tours
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of SSgt Louis Cardin. What a sad loss for you and for our country.
I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
I am so very so to hear of the loss of your beloved. Please accept my condolences.
26th MEU dedicates library to fallen Marine
Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:00 am
GySgt Andrew Pendracki, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit
The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit dedicated their professional reading library in honor of Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin at the unit’s command post on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, April 5. Cardin was killed in action March 19, 2016 while forward deployed to the Kara Soar Counterfire Complex near Makhmour, Iraq.
The 26th MEU commanding officer, Col. Farrell J. Sullivan, and 26th MEU sergeant major, Sgt. Maj. Brett C. Scheuer, thanked everyone for showing their support. Scheuer closed in saying, "We must never forget our fallen heroes that have given the ultimate sacrifice for their fellow Marines and Sailors and our great nation. Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin is a true warrior who put his fellow Marines before his own life in combat at Fire Base Bell in Iraq during the 26th MEU’s last deployment in March 2016 - we dedicate our unit library in his honor, ensuring that he is always remembered and will never be forgotten."
This is such a great tribute. Semper Fi Marine is not just a slogan, it is a way to live. Ooh Rah!