Lance Cpl. Andrew F. Whitacre
United States Marine Corps
KIA 19 Jun 2008
21, of Bryant, Ind.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine
Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died June 19 while conducting combat operations in
Farah Province, Afghanistan. Also killed was Capt. Eric D. Terhune.

This Memorial Page Established by-Justin Miller
In Honor Of LCpl Andrew Francis Whitacre
Birth:   Feb. 4, 1987
Jay County
Indiana, USA
Death:   Jun. 19, 2008
Farah Province, Afghanistan

Lance Cpl. Andrew Francis Whitacre of Bryant, Indiana was born to Susan
and Ernie Whitacre. He was a 2005 graduate of Jay County High School.
He was indecisive about certain issues, but when it came to the
Marines, his commitment never wavered. Andrew wanted to be a Marine since the
age of 14. The decision to join the brotherhood he'd admired since he
was 14 years old was a long time in the making. That was out of
character for a man more known for his spontaneity. When he first broached the
idea with his parents, they thought he'd soon move on to something
else. To their surprise, the dream stuck with him, and Andrew signed up for
the Marines before he graduated from high school. In hindsight, the
move made sense. Andrew always fought for the little guy. In junior high
and high school, he would be the first to stand up to bullies, even
when that meant getting in trouble himself. He took advantage of an early
enlistment program, deciding to become a marine in 2005, when at age 17. Andrew left for
boot camp July 5, 2005. He was a member of
Bryant Wesleyan Church. Andrew was engaged to be married and the couple had
planned a midnight wedding at a future date. He died while conducting
combat operations in Farah Province, Afghanistan at age 21. Rest in
Peace young Hero.

2nd Battalion
7th Marine Regiment
1st Marine Division
I Marine Expeditionary Force
Twentynine Palms, California

August 25, 2012
Dallas Quinley
Andrew, you will truly be missed. I wish I got to know you. We all love you here.
Hope to see you one day in a better place. Love Always.
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