Example: [Collected via e-mail, December 2010]
TO ALL MY FACEBOOK FRIENDS: Will you all be willing to donate your status for just a few minutes to HONOR a fallen Marine who's just passed away while serving our country?
Origins: This request to honor the memory of a fallen
Wyatt was killed the day before his wife was expecting to deliver their first child. Relatives say the baby, a boy named Michael, was delivered [on the night of
"[His wife] found out the news the day before they expected to have their baby," said his uncle. "With Christmas coming up, I just want to make sure she gets the message that everybody cares about her, that we are there for her also, too, even though she is far away."
"The boy's name is Michael, they have named him already and he will be loved and hopefully he will see this and know that Dad loved him," said Wyatt.
An "R.I.P. Derek Wyatt" page dedicated to Corporal Wyatt's memory has been established on Facebook.
Last updated: 13 December 2010
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