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In Memoriam

USMC Domenic A. Andreoni

 

August 5, 1986 - December 2, 2016

 

D- Determination

O- Optimist

M- Motivator

E- Encouragement

N- Noble

I- Inspiring

C- Courageous

These words have no meaning unless they are acted upon and instilled. Ssgt. Domenic Andreoni not only used them he also lived them. He made these words priceless to all those who had the honor to come into his life or under his command. Dom had no idea that years after he stepped onto the Yellow Footprints to begin his Marine Corp journey he would make such an indelible mark on a diverse world many are afraid to face.

Failure was not part of his vocabulary. It was not an option. Ssgt. Andreoni knew each person had core value and could overcome any obstacle both physical as well as mental. He lived as he taught with honesty and conviction. When a future Marine came to him with doubts Dom gave reassurance and bestowed the tools he himself had learned and accepted in order to set the path to the Yellow Footprints and emerge victorious. One was not coddled instead encouraged and empowered.

The ulitmate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor of the people will risk his position, his prestige and even his life for the welfare of others. This is the embodiment of Ssgt. Domenic Andreoni. We honor him today for the pure legacy of faith and honor that will carry on in the hearts of all who have come unto his presence. Until we meet again stand watch at the gates of heaven.

THANK YOU

 

     

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