Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Marine down in New Orleans

What a tragedy, surviving combat only to be stabbed to death defending your wife after you've celebrated the Corps birthday.

I hope they capture the POS that did this.

My condolences to his family and widow.  Rest in Peace Sergeant Lekosky.

Marine survives war -- killed in U,S.
By Dane Schiller - Houston Chronicle

A Marine from Texas survived combat in Iraq only to be murdered in the French Quarter — stabbed to death even as he wore his dress-blue uniform complete with battle commendations pinned to his chest.

Sgt. Ryan Lekosky and his wife were wrapping up an evening celebrating the service's 235th birthday at a formal ball at the New Orleans Marriott on Canal Street.

“To know you survived some of the deadliest areas of the world ... to come home and be killed stateside,” said Capt. Kate Vanden Bossche, a Louisiana spokeswoman for the Marine Corps.

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