Lance Cpl. Deshon E. Otey
United States Marine
KIA 21 Jun 2004
24, of Hardin, Ky.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine
Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; killed June 21 by hostile fire in Anbar province, Iraq.

This Memorial Page Established by-SFC ROD BREWER
In Honor Of LCPL Deshon Otey

LCPL Deshon, Otey, 2/4 Marines, Operation Iraqi
Freedom. Sniper Team that had four KIAs on June 21, 2004. LCPL Pedro
Contreras, CPL Tommy Parker Jr., and LCPL Juan Lopez. Insurgents killed them and
stripped them of their weapons - two sniper rifles, four M-16A4s and a
radio and thermal sight.  Marine snipers from 3rd Battalion, 5th
Marine Regiment shot and killed an insurgent sniper and spotter preparing to
shoot at passing Marines, June 16, 2006. And the insurgents were going
to use a stolen Marine sniper rifle for the attack. That rifle- an
M-40A1- belonged to the "Magnificent Bastards" of 2/4. Story Marine Corps
News June 22, 2006. Christmas in Arlington... Rest easy, sleep well my
brother. Know the line has held, your job is done. Rest easy, sleep
well. Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held. Peace,
peace, and farewell..... Deshon, You All Have Not Been Forgotten.... Semper
Fi Teufelhunden... Rod.
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