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Old 07-11-2020, 05:53   #1
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Master Sgt. Andrew 'Andy' Christian Marckesano, RIP

RIP Brother, Vaya con Dios
My deepest condolences to the family

I did not know Andy, but I found out this morning he was just assigned to the same unit, here in NOVA, where a friend is currently assigned. Our paths may have been destined to cross.

Army's 'Captain America' dies by suicide after nearly a dozen combat tours

Master Sgt. Andrew 'Andy' Christian Marckesano served 6 full tours in Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne and the Ranger regiment
The enemy could never break him, but what this decorated Green Beret eventually found was that his enemy was within. Friends who served with him in the military say he was the real “Captain America.”

Master Sgt. Andrew Christian Marckesano served six full tours in Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne and the Ranger regiment and a half dozen more combat tours overseas. He rose to become a decorated Green Beret and a Silver Star recipient. He had just moved to Washington, D.C., to start a coveted job at the Pentagon. Two days after the Fourth of July on Monday night, after having dinner with his former battalion leader, Marckesano returned home from dinner in Old Town, Alexandria, and died by suicide in front of his wife. He had three small children and was still on active duty.


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Old 07-11-2020, 06:04   #2
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Old 07-11-2020, 08:01   #3
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R I P: M/Sgt. Andy Marckesaon

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Very Sad.

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Saw that last night, so sad, the demons we live with...or can’t any longer. May he Rest In Peace and his family find solace in their grief. Prayers out.

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Rest In Peace Brother...

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Damn....RIP MSG...
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"Unrewarded genius is common. Persistence alone is omnipotent". Calvin Coolidge

"The wicked flee even when none pursueth". Proverbs 28:1
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Prayers out.

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." - President Theodore Roosevelt, 1910

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Forever Rest in Peace.
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Rest In Peace. Prayers and condolences to family and friends.

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Old 07-13-2020, 06:06   #13
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Oh so sad, so very sad; misty eyed when I read about him.... Rest in peace.....
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May you forever Rest in Peace, MSG Marckesano.

Thank you for your service to our Great Nation.
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