Jennifer Parcell

by Wayne Thume on August 1, 2015

Since its inception, each month LHCP has honored a military service member who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Every box which is shipped from LHCP is labeled with information about the Honoree. The monthly Honoree’s story is attached to the box so others can read about those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. This month’s Honoree is Marine Staff Sgt. David H. Stewart.


Jennifer M Parcell

USMC CPL Jennifer M Parcell, 20, of Bel Air in Harford County, MD died in Al Anbar Province while supporting combat operations. She was assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan as a landing support specialist (E-4) for combat operations and was scheduled to leave Iraq on 1 March and return to Okinawa, where she was stationed. Jennifer graduated in 2004 from Fallston High School and followed her older brother into the Marines in January 2005. They were actually stationed together in Iraq for about a month before being separated. Jennifer enjoyed boating, scuba diving, yoga and music as well as being a whiz at mathematics. She had already received six medals and will no doubt receive a Purple Heart. Jennifer became the fourth woman from the state and 55th Marylander to be killed in Iraq. She was a true humanitarian and had already sponsored an African child through a mission charity and went with her unit to help when Pakistan was devastated by an earthquake last year. She earned the Humanitarian Service Medal for her efforts. Jennifer planned to leave the Marines and attend college when her tour ended in 2009. She was already taking a course at University of Maryland online while in Iraq. Her family plans to hold a funeral service at Mount Calvary Free Will Baptist Church in Aberdeen. She is survived by her parents, other family members including her brother CPL Joseph Parcell who is returning from his tour to be with family and her aunt Martha Benton of Aberdeen.

Courtesy of www.nooniefortin.com
The following is how Jennifer described herself –

About me:
I think that I’m overall a pretty small person. I love to have fun doing nothing at all. Specially just chillen with good friends. I love Yoga! But mostly I lay around and watch movies. Yes I am in the Marine Corps, but it’s a lot of fun sometimes. I’m currently stationed at Okinawa, Japan Camp Foster. I hang out with Landing Support Company all the time, we always eat at CoCos and chill at Third Floor. Not much else to do in Oki before 12 o’clock.

Jennifer M Parcell

 

Bel Air Soldier Killed in Iraq

By Patricia M.Murret
Capital News Service
Friday, Feb. 9, 2007

WASHINGTON – On “My Space,” a Web site where members profile their life and loves, post messages and reach out through e-mail, Marine Cpl. Jennifer M. Parcell beams from a photo next to a caption saying, “Going to be chillin’ in Iraq for awhile.”

Down to just a couple weeks left in her service in Iraq, Parcell, 20, of Bel Air, was killed Wednesday while supporting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Defense officials said Thursday. Now her My Space page is rapidly filling with tributes to the slender 5-foot-2-inch lover of Jimmy Buffett and the Texas band Bowling for Soup. “We’re just all very much in shock,” said Parcell’s cousin, Candace Atwood. “She had just told us that she was coming home.”

On Jan. 29, the last day she logged into her “My Space” account, Parcell sent Atwood an e-mail saying that she had “just 22 days left” before departing Iraq for good and returning to Camp Pendleton, Calif., for another year of service, Atwood said. “She was really looking forward to being in California. … She joined the Marines mainly to travel, and she was really looking forward to doing that,” Atwood said. She’d planned to leave the Marines at the end of her California tour. A landing support specialist for 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Parcell often assisted in transferring supplies, food and ammunition.

Wednesday evening, her family was told by Marine officials that she was killed along with other Marines by a suicide bomber during a sensitive mission at a military checkpoint, said Ray Fender, a family spokesman. Though the family does not know the details of what occurred, Fender said they were told Parcell was searching Iraqi women for explosives and had been able to detect a bomber. The family wishes the Iraqi people no malice, Fender said. Their Christian beliefs dictate reaching out in love to them. “We do not believe that Jenny’s life was taken. We believe that her life was given,” Fender said. “She was a good kid. Anyone would love to have her as their daughter.” He called her “a good Marine” and said, “We’re so proud of what she’s done to serve with her country.”

Parcell attended middle school in Bel Air, Atwood said, and graduated from Fallston High School in 2004. In late June 2004, she followed in the footsteps of her older brother Marine Cpl. Joseph “Joey” Parcell, 24, and enlisted in the Marines. She pursued college courses at Hartford Community College in Bel Air, before departing for boot camp on Jan. 2, 2005. Determined to complete her college education, Parcell continued online study from her foreign posts, even while in Iraq, Fender said.
After initial training in Parris Island, S.C., and job specialty training in North Carolina’s Camp LeJeune area, Parcell was assigned to the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force in Okinawa, Japan, where she served until her deployment to Iraq in August, Marine officials said Thursday. While in Japan, the soldier relished learning more about her culture and background, Atwood said. Parcell’s Japanese paternal grandmother is originally from Okinawa. Parcell was promoted to corporal in 2006 and received six medals during her military service, Marine officials said.

Jennifer M Parcell

A longtime member of Mount Calvary Free Will Baptist Church in Aberdeen, Parcell often volunteered in the nursery and helped prepare congregational dinners with her aunt, Martha Benton, a secretary in the church, Atwood said. She had a talent for all things artistic, longtime friend Michelle “Shelly” Wolff said, whether that was arranging flowers at the church, dressing up and taking photos or painting a picture. Wolff recalled accompanying church friends and Parcell to a high school art exhibit to see Parcell’s painting of a favorite rock band’s album cover. Atwood cherishes a still-life painting of a vase of sunflowers that earned Parcell an A-plus. Known affectionately as “Boo” by family, Parcell considered her brother a “best friend,” and named her mother her personal hero on her My Space page. Parcell is survived by her parents, John and Pam Parcell Simon of Bel Air, and her brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Sarah Parcell of Bel Air, and other relatives. Her maternal grandfather, Eugene Albert Parcell of West Virginia, will also be buried there. He died the day after his granddaughter was killed.

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David Stewart

by Wayne Thume on July 1, 2015

Since its inception, each month LHCP has honored a military service member who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Every box which is shipped from LHCP is labeled with information about the Honoree. The monthly Honoree’s story is attached to the box so others can read about those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. This month’s Honoree is Marine Staff Sgt. David H. Stewart.


David Stewart

A Marine from Stafford County, Virginia, was killed last week while on deployment in Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt. David H. Stewart, 34, died Friday while supporting combat operations in the Helmand province of the country, the Department of Defense announced.

Lance Cpl. Brandon J. Garabrant, 19, of Peterborough, New Hampshire, and Lance Cpl. Adam R. Wolff, 25, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, were also killed as a result of the hostile incident.

All three were all assigned to the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion (Forward) in the 2nd Marine Division.

Stewart most recently deployed to Afghanistan in April, while Garabrant and Wolff deployed in March. It was his fifth deployment in 10 years, and his second in Afghanistan. He was serving as a platoon sergeant for the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.

He also completed three tours of duty in Iraq after joining the Marines in June 2004. He was promoted to staff sergeant in 2010.

Stewart graduated from North Stafford High School and still considered Stafford his home despite living near Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, said his father, Nelson Stewart.

Nelson, who also served in the Marines, told News4’s David Culver that his son was a “warm, loving person.”

David Stewart also left behind his wife, Kristine, and two young children.

“We’ve been together since we were teenagers and he’s always been positive,” Kristine Stewart said. “It didn’t matter what was going on. All the joys in our life and then the hardships that come with five deployments; he just was my rock.”
It’s painful to think their two young children won’t have their father with them as they grow up, she said. She wishes they would be able to see for themselves what a wonderful man he was.

“…David’s probably up in heaven right now saying, ‘I’m so sorry, sweetheart. I love you so much. And I’m so sorry,’ because he always put us first,” Kristine Stewart said.

Courtesy of http://www.nbcwashington.com/news

 

During his first deployment to Iraq, as a Marine Corps reservist, David Stewart called his wife, Kristine. He said he was thinking about becoming an active-duty Marine.

“I was like, ‘Do it.’ I could just tell how much he loved the Marine Corps,” his wife said. She said his dedication never wavered through four more deployments. While on his fifth, Staff Sgt. David H. Stewart, 34, was killed in Afghanistan on Friday, along with two other Marines.

The son of a lieutenant colonel, Stewart was born in New Orleans and moved wherever his father was stationed, including two tours in Okinawa, his wife said. But he considered Stafford — where the family settled after Stewart’s father retired and when Stewart was in middle school — his home.

There he met Kristine, when they were in middle school. They began dating as juniors in high school.

The two married and have a daughter, Mackenzie, 2, and son, Marshall, 14 months.

Marine Staff Sgt. David H. Stewart was the son of a lieutenant colonel. (AP)

“He was the most joyous father you could ever know,” Kristine Stewart said. “He had such a sparkle in his eyes when he looked at his beautiful children.”

David Stewart

She said that she helped her husband decide to follow in his father’s and brother’s footsteps by joining the Marine Corps Forces Reserve. “It was all about serving something that was bigger than ourselves and doing the right thing. I fell in love with him when I was 16 years old because he was like that as a teen, and he just carried that on,” she said.

Stewart deployed to Iraq from September 2004 to March 2005, from March to October 2006 and from September 2007 to April 2008. Then he went to Afghanistan from October 2012 to April 2013. He left for his last deployment this past April, according to the Defense Department.

He served in the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion (Forward), Marine Expeditionary Brigade Afghanistan, Regional Command Southwest. His wife said that as a combat engineer, he worked on clearing roads during his last deployment.

The Defense Department said Stewart died as a result of a hostile incident in Helmand province. Lance Cpl. Brandon J. Garabrant, 19, of Peterborough, N.H., and Lance Cpl. Adam R. Wolff, 25, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, also were killed. All three were based at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

“He just had so much fun. Gosh, he would come home with this light in his eyes,” Kristine Stewart said of her husband’s early days in the reserves, before September 11, before the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Even after he went to war, five times over, Stewart remained upbeat. “He just was so proud to be a Marine and so proud to serve his country, and I was just so proud of him,” his wife said.

Courtesy of http://www.washingtonpost.com
By Julie Zauzmer

STAFFORD, Va. (AP/WJLA) – The body of a Marine killed one week ago in Afghanistan came home to Virginia on Friday amid a procession of motorcyclists.

Staff Sgt. David H. Stewart seen with his wife, Kristine, and two young children, Mackenzie and Marshall.

David Stewart

Staff Sgt. David H. Stewart died as a result of what the Pentagon calls a hostile incident in Helmand Province. The 34-year-old’s body was transported Friday afternoon from Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Friday to Stafford County, accompanied by a procession of motorcyclists made up of current and former police, fire and rescue workers and military members. It’s an honor for us to escort him to his final resting place…He lost his life fighting for our country you know, and for us to be able to help out and make sure everything goes smoothly for him and his family, it’s a big honor,” said Corporal Mike Ashe with the Prince George’s County Motorcycle Unit.

Stewart’s funeral is set for Tuesday at the Marine Corps Base Quantico chapel.

He was deployed three times to Iraq and twice to Afghanistan. He is survived by his wife, and two young children.

Courtesy of http://www.wjla.com/articles

Staff Sgt. David H. Stewart, 34, of Stafford, Virginia, died June 20, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Staff Sgt. David H. Stewart died as a result of what the Pentagon calls a hostile incident in Helmand Province. His body was transported Friday afternoon from Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Friday to Stafford County, accompanied by a procession of motorcyclists made up of current and former police, fire and rescue workers and military members. “It’s an honor for us to escort him to his final resting place…He lost his life fighting for our country you know, and for us to be able to help out and make sure everything goes smoothly for him and his family, it’s a big honor,” said Corporal Mike Ashe with the Prince George’s County Motorcycle Unit. Stewart’s funeral is set for Tuesday at the Marine Corps Base Quantico chapel. He was deployed three times to Iraq and twice to Afghanistan. Survivors include his wife, Kristine Stewart; his two beautiful children, MacKenzie and Marshall; father, Lt. Col. Nelson H. Stewart (USMC Retired); and brother, Nelson E. Stewart. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 1 at the Marine Memorial Chapel, Marine Corps Base Quantico. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Quantico National Cemetery. Obituary information provided by Covenant Funeral Service.

David Stewart

Burial:
Quantico National Cemetery
Quantico
Prince William County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 28 Site 4

Courtesy of http://www.findagrave.com

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