Antoine Demetrius Smith - 1st Baptist Church Orlando

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Antoine Demetrius Smith - 1st Baptist Church Orlando

Antoine Demetrius Smith - 1st Baptist Church Orlando

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gildeagirl
May 21, 2017

On May 26, 2001, just five days after graduating, Antoine Demetrius Smith - Toine as his Mom called him - reported to duty to Paris Island, South Carolina and was sworn in as a Marine Private First Class. Antoine was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, Third Fast Company, as an Anti-terrorist Lance Corporal. In 2002 and 2003 he served at various locations including Alaska, Germany, Greeland, and Iceland. In the summer of 2004, Antoine received orders to report for duty in Iraq to fight for freedom. He was killed in combat in the battle for Fallujah, Al Anbar province, Iraq on November 15, 2004. 

This photo was taken inside the First Baptist Church Orlando while he was home on leave from Iceland. 

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