From the Facebook page of my friend JoAnn Lyles, Mother of LCpl Jordan Haerter, KIA 2008, Ramadi, Iraq.
“Valor never dies as long as brave souls, willingly give their lives for our freedom. Some may take this sacrifice for granted, while parents of these warriors pray for the safety of their children. These young men and women who protect our great country in battlefields throughout the world fight for our freedom. We must also pray for their safe return, and give honor to those who have fallen.“
|Marines carry the flag-draped coffin of Marine Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter during his funeral in Sag Harbor. Haerter, 19, was killed in Iraq in 2008.|
Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter, along with Cpl. Jonathan Yale, was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his efforts on April 22, 2008, in Ramadi, Iraq.