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SGT Mark Richard Vecchione

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SGT Mark Richard Vecchione Veteran

Birth
Hyannis, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Death
18 Jul 2006 (aged 25)
Iraq
Burial
Bourne, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA Add to Map
Plot
Sec M/D Site 34
Memorial ID
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Sgt. Mark R. Vecchione of Cape Cod, Massachusetts grew up in Eastham but moved to Tucson in 1997 to be with his father. While there he graduated from Sahuaro High School in 1999. His father bought a bakery, and Mark occasionally helped with errands. He also signed up for the Army with two friends right after Sept. 11. After his father died in 2001, Mark found himself far from home and far from few family connections in Arizona. So he moved back to Cape Cod with his mother and he most recently spent a brief leave on the Cape with his family and had been back in Iraq for two weeks. He enjoyed fixing and operating tanks. From all the reports he was a wonderful soldier. His first tour lasted 16 months, and when he returned his family and friends gathered for a reunion. After he returned to Germany, though, he broke the news that he would serve a second tour. He is survived by his mother and sister. He died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M1A1 Abrams tank. He was 25.

Army
Company B
1st Battalion
37th Armor Regiment
Friedberg, Germany
Sgt. Mark R. Vecchione of Cape Cod, Massachusetts grew up in Eastham but moved to Tucson in 1997 to be with his father. While there he graduated from Sahuaro High School in 1999. His father bought a bakery, and Mark occasionally helped with errands. He also signed up for the Army with two friends right after Sept. 11. After his father died in 2001, Mark found himself far from home and far from few family connections in Arizona. So he moved back to Cape Cod with his mother and he most recently spent a brief leave on the Cape with his family and had been back in Iraq for two weeks. He enjoyed fixing and operating tanks. From all the reports he was a wonderful soldier. His first tour lasted 16 months, and when he returned his family and friends gathered for a reunion. After he returned to Germany, though, he broke the news that he would serve a second tour. He is survived by his mother and sister. He died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M1A1 Abrams tank. He was 25.

Army
Company B
1st Battalion
37th Armor Regiment
Friedberg, Germany

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