He was well-known to a local radio station, WELI, because of his participation in their yearly "Caravan of Carriages" food drive for the hungry.
Sgt. David Coullard was also a Marine, with the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines. He had wanted to be a Marine since he was little, and volunteered for duty in Iraq. He was 32 years old. He was a Hero.
On Monday, Sgt. Coullard was killed in action by terrorists in Haditha, with five of his brother Marines. Fourteen of his brother Marines lost their lives in an IED attack two days later.
As always, I am reminded of how immense is the debt owed to the men and women who serve this country, and protect our freedom.
Marines lost in Haditha on Monday
Coullard, David (Sgt.)
Rock, Nathaniel S. (Sgt.)
Boskovitch, Jeffrey A. (Cpl.)
Montgomery, Brian P. (L Cpl.)
Dyarmin, Daniel N. (L Cpl.)
Castleberry, Roger D., Jr. (L Cpl.)
Released names of Marines lost in Haditha on Wednesday
Wightman, Brett (L Cpl.)
Jenkins Dyer, Christopher (L Cpl.)
Cifuentes, Michael (L Cpl.)
Bell, Timothy Michael, Jr. (L Cpl.)
Schroeder, Edward August (L Cpl.)
NBC-30 News in CT
CNN - Profiles of Fallen Marines
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven's scenes,
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines.