Thursday, June 30, 2011

US Marine Lance Corporal Mark Goyet

22-year-old US Marine Lance Cpl. Mark R. Goyet, from Sinton, Texas, died on 28th June 2011 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

L-Cpl. Goyet was a mortar operator serving in the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Twentynine Palms, California.

L-Cpl. Goyet joined the Marines in February 2008. This tour was his third deployment in three years. He was due to leave the Marines in February but volunteered to go to Afghanistan out of loyalty to friends who died there.

He holds a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal and Afghanistan Campaign Medal.

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