Antoine Demetrius Smith - Paris Island, South Carolina

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Antoine Demetrius Smith - Paris Island, South Carolina

Antoine Demetrius Smith - Paris Island, South Carolina

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gildeagirl
May 21, 2017

Antoine Demetrius Smith - Toine as his mother called him - joined the Marines just five days after he graduated from Dr. Phillip's High School in May 2001. He reported for duty to Paris Island, South Carolina, and was sworn in as a Marine Private First Class on May 26, 2001. Antoine was station 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 August 2004, Antoine received orders to report for duty in Iraq to fight for freedom. Antoine was killed in combat on November 15, 2004 in Al Anbar province Iraq in the battle to take Fallujah. He was awarded the Purple Heart for his bravery in combat. 

This photo is of Antoine and his Drill Sargeant in Paris Island, South Carolina. 

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