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Wild said her son always wanted to go into the military, like his father, who is a command chief in the Air Force Reserve at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

DAVID FENN II, 20

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Lance Cpl. Fenn, who was from Polk City, Fla., enlisted with the Marine Corps in June 2010. He was promoted to his current rank nine months later. Fenn, who served as a mortarman, received numerous accolades including a Combat Action Ribbon and National Defense Service Medal. He was last deployed in 2011 to Afghanistan.

MASON VANDERWORK, 21

Lance Cpl. Vanderwork already had served a tour in Afghanistan and loved being a Marine. His wife, 19-year-old Taylor Vanderwork, said they married the day after she graduated from high school and hoped to start a family. He loved driving his Mustang convertible and going to the beach.

He had a tattoo emblazoned on his chest, she said, that read, "Sacrifice. Without fear there is no courage."




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