Saddening News

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  1. KP2010

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    United States Merchant Marine Academy ALUMNI We are profoundly saddened by the news that one of our graduates was killed in Afghanistan on November 25th. 1LT Will Donnelly, USMC, Class of 2008, was shot while on patrol. He was married to another Kings Pointer (Linsey Becker Donnelly ’08) and is the brother of Melissa Donnelly Weed ’07. Our condolences go out to the family.
     
  2. leapyear

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    That is indeed sad news. My family's prayers go out to his family and friends. Semper Fi, Lt.
     
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    In deepest sympathy...

    So very sorry for this loss and so very grateful for his service to our country. Your family is in our prayers. V/r, Mom of current KP mid and mom to his brother, a Navy Corpsman proudly serving with MARSOC and headed to Afghanistan very soon. Semper fidelis.
     
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    My thoughts and prayers are with Lt Donnelly's family, extended family and friends.
     
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    Respectful prayers and condolences to his widow, gold star mother, family, friends, and marines.
     
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    Thank you for sharing such sad news. I truly appreciate knowing about the community of KPers and where they are in the world. I pray for the family and most all thank them for their service.
     
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    As parents of a 2015 KP appointee and future Marine, our deepest sympathy to 1LT Will, his proud family and fellow Marines. Our prayers will always be with those who choose to serve in sacrifice to our country.
     
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    If someone has Will's wife and parents address and feels it is OK to share it, please PM me. I would love to send a card or make a donation in his memory.
     
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    Our thoughts an prayers are for this young man and his family and friends.
     
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    My entire heart goes out to Will's family, friends & the extended KP family. There aren't enough words to express this great loss. I've been two days in trying to work up just these unworthy few. :'(
     
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    As jamzmom said, words aren't adequate to express the sorrow. Our hearts go out to his wife, family and the entire KP community.
     
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    At Heaven's Gate, St. Peter he will tell,
    Another Marine reporting Sir,
    I've served my time in Hell.

    God Bless this young man and his family. As an old Marine, it gives me great heartache to read that one of our's is no longer with us. Semper Fi.
     
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    The family of 1st LT William Donnelly IV (KP '08), USMC has provided the following information to our Kings Point Family. All are welcome to attend the scheduled formalities.

    Wake Sunday, December 12, 2010 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Arlington Funeral Home, 3901 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203-1697 | 703-522-1441 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting**************703-522-1441******end_of_the_skype_highlighting MAP http://www.arlingtonfunerals.com

    Memorial Ceremony Tuesday, December 14, 2010 8:30AM
    U.S. Naval Academy Chapel, Annapolis, MD

    Burial Tuesday, December 14, 2010 11:00AM
    Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made for the 1LT William J. Donnelly, USMC (KP '08) Memorial Fund. Make checks payable to the USMMA Alumni Foundation, Inc., PO Box 222011, Great Neck, NY 11022.

    Additionally, the KP Alumni - Chesapeake Chapter is providing a Wreaths Across America (WAA) Program at the Viet Nam Veterans Memorial in Baltimore, and a luncheon thereafter at Tyco Telecom - Cable Ship Company on December 11, 2010 (details below). This WAA Ceremony will include a special USMC Wreath Laying for 1st LT Will Donnelly (KP '08), USMC, provided by active duty USMC attendees from the Marine detachment at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, MD. Sharing this Wreath Laying Honor will be USMMA First Class Midshipmen who have chosen to accept a commission in the USMC in June 2011. The USMMA Regimental Color Guard, Honor Guard, Band Trumpeter and vocalist will participate. The entire Donnelly family has been invited to this ceremony.

    Dec 11, 2010 Sat (Baltimore, MD)
    KP Chesapeake - Wreaths Across America - Veterans Wreath Laying Ceremony 12:00PM
    Maryland Veterans Vietnam Memorial, Middle Branch Park, 2825 South Hanover Street, Baltimore, MD 21225
    All are welcome to join the KP Chesapeake Chapter and guests for a complete entrée luncheon immediately following the Veterans Wreath Laying Ceremony. Guests hosted by the TE Subcom (formerly Tyco Telecom - Cable Ship Company), 1001 E McComas St, Baltimore, MD 21230.
    KP Chesapeake Wreaths Across America VNVMem 12/11/10 http://kpchesapeake.com/Events/KP Chesapeake Wreaths Across America VNVMem 121110.doc

    On behalf of the entire alumni family we offer our prayers and our support for the Donnelly family - including his wife Linsey (Becker) '08, his parents William & Vicki, his sister Melissa Donnelly Weed '07 and her husband Colin Weed '07.
     
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    I never have the words ...... because, for me, these polite necessities, in circmumstances like this, fall so very short.

    Even though I am just an outsider and not really part of the KP thing, sometimes, because of my son's choices, I do feel like part of the family. A very special family indeed.

    It appears our hero did not fall alone on the battlefield. As a family, let's keep a good thought and much prayers for the loved ones left behind by both these young men. Brothers in arms. Defenders of our precious freedom.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/11/28/923668/-IGTNT:-Two-Marines-from-Camp-Pendleton
     
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  17. El Bombero

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    R.I.P. Lieutenant

    Thank you for your service, Lt. D. Thank you for standing up for my family and friends and allowing us to enjoy the freedom and security that selfless people like you provide. Our condolences to your family, friends and classmates.
    NEVER FORGET !
     

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