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Sgt Brian Daniel McGinnis

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Sgt Brian Daniel McGinnis

  • Birth 13 Jun 1979 New Jersey, USA
  • Death 30 Mar 2003 Iraq
  • Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Section MF, Site 46-B-9
  • Memorial ID 10806279

Marine Sgt McGinnis was assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA)-169, Marine Air Craft Group-39, Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, California. McGinnis was killed in a UH-1N Huey helicopter crash in Southern Iraq. Brian's high school wrestling coach in New Castle, Delaware, tried to persuade him to attend college, but he had other plans. He said the Marines were the best, and that's what he wanted to be a part of. Brian, who was married to his high school sweetheart, joined the Marines in 1998. He was supposed to leave the Marines in March, but the war stopped that. He wanted to get a job and start a family - do it right. Megan, Brian's wife, said she cherished: a honeymoon trip to Walt Disney World, weekend trips to Wildwood, New Jersey, the senior prom, their wedding day, his smile and laugh, his love of the Philadelphia Eagles, his motorcycle, the "best hugs in the world," his love of nature and his love for going up in the helicopter. Brian is remembered as a practical joker, a trusted mentor, a brother, and a hero. He had just gotten his crew wings Saturday, the day before the accident.


  • Created by: Brenda N
  • Added: 18 Apr 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10806279
  • Beth Painter
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Brian Daniel McGinnis (13 Jun 1979–30 Mar 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10806279, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Brenda N (contributor 46490312) .