Marine LCpl Matthew R. Barnes, 20, of West Monroe, Louisiana. Died February 14, 2006, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died of injuries sustained when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated close to his vehicle during combat operations near Qa'im, Anbar Province, Iraq.
Congrats to you both: Staff Sgt. Samantha Navarrete, Security Support Flight military working dog handler, presents a 2012 Medal for Exceptional Service to her dog, Besy, during a ceremony April at Joint Base And