Images: A long road home [Image 2 of 18]
Photo by 1st Lt. Mark Lazane
United States Marine Corps Cpl. Michael Wiles, of Willingboro, N.J., presents a flag to Famata Kar, mother of fellow U.S. Marine and best friend, Lance Cpl. Abraham Tarwoe, of Providence, R.I., at a memorial service in Flehla, Liberia, May 17. Tarwoe, who was born in Liberia but immigrated to the United States prior to joining the U.S. Marine Corps, died from wounds suffered in combat in Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 12. Wiles was assigned by the Marine Corps to escort Tarwoe’s body back to Liberia for burial. At the time of his death, Tarwoe was deployed from 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Wiles is stationed with 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Date Posted:05.22.2012 19:49