Provisional Reconstruction Team Sharana
Supporting: Operation Enduring Freedom
Died: June 18, 2008
Paktika province, Afghanistan
High School: Alessandro High School (Hemet)
Burial: Pacific View Memorial Park, Corona del Mar
His passion was always to be where the action was. He could have stayed at Bethesda Naval Hospital and been a corpsman. My son believed in what he was doing and he kept volunteering. He didn't have to be there.Marc A. Retmier was the 500th Californian to die in Iraq or Afghanistan, and the 7th from the city of Hemet.
— Steve Retmier, father
Read more about Marc A. Retmier here, here and comments here.
Update: Read this Press-Enterprise account of Marc A. Retmier.
This is from a previous remembrance of Navy Hospitalman Marc A. Retmier in Boom3 on Friday, June 18, 2010.