William Casper Lensing

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Monroe, LA

Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps

Rank: Lance Corporal

Lance Corporal William Lensing joined the Marine Corps in 2002. He served with the 1st Battalion, 23D Marine Corps, 3D Light Armored Recon Battalion, 1st Marine Division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II from October 2004 to February 2005. Lensing was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action.

Undaunted by enemy fire or the threat of contact, Lensing routinely volunteered to serve as the point man for his squad. His tactical prowess, mature presence of mind, and unwavering commitment in every mission were cornerstones of his war fighting talents that inspired all. His professionalism, performance in combat, and steadfast devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Age: 27

Date of Death: May 11, 2011

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