This included in the physical exploits. She held a base record in her weight class for lifting weights of 280 pounds. But, said Mr. Fuoco, she was also kind and tender. After this deployment, she talked about starting a family.
His roommate and fellow Marine, Sgt. Mallory Harrison, said in a Facebook post only for their generation stories of the battle dead often seemed to be a thing of the past – stories told by elders about a war the young Marines had missed. Deployment meant often boring and silent work. Then suddenly the fight returned, real and raw.
“Then the wrong people do the wrong things, and all of a sudden the peaceful tank you were on turns into you going to Afghanistan and some never coming back,” wrote Sergeant Harrison. “It turns into your friends who never come home. There is no way to adequately prepare for this feeling. No PowerPoint training, no guys classes, nothing. Nothing can prepare you.
Military personnel killed in the attack, in addition to Sergeant Gee and Sergeant Rosario, include the Marine Corps Sergeant Major. Darin T. Hoover, 31, of Salt Lake City; Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio, Calif .; Cpl. Daegan W. Page, 23, Omaha; Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez, 22, of Logansport, Indiana; Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza, 20, of Rio Bravo, Texas; Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz, 20, of St. Charles, Missouri; Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum, 20, of Jackson, Wyo. ; Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, 20, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif .; Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui, 20, from Norco, Calif. Also among the dead are the Maxton W. Soviak Navy Hospital, 22, Berlin Heights, Ohio, and Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss, 23, of Corryton, Tennessee.