Michael H. Ferschke

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Maryville, TN

Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps

Rank: Sergeant

Michael made my aunt sign the papers to allow him to enlist as soon as possible. He was a member of Recon and could not have been prouder.

My cousin was a charismatic person. My uncle told me that the day he graduated he was doing a survival float and while the others were using protein energy foods, Michael had a can of spray cheese, which was typical of him. Although we are far apart in age, he is my hero.

He is and was a patriot and a great American.

Age: 22

Date of Death: August 10, 2008

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