Instead of simply blockquoting a vast majority of an article like I always do, this time I'll just be linking to it.
Simply, it's a must-read. Period. The entire piece.
So read it.
Regardless of how you feel about the conflict in Iraq, this is the best article I've ever read. It doesn't simply talk about how these Marines died, but the more important parts...
How they lived. And how they are honored in death.
And those with the toughest job of them all: the ones that, when the call comes, must inform and give comfort to the families of the fallen.
For all the men and women out there, somewhere in the world, that are serving in uniform, my only request is that you do your jobs with honor and come back safely to those that love you.