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Sgt Brian Daniel McGinnis
Birth: Jun. 13, 1979
New Jersey, USA
Death: Mar. 30, 2003, Iraq

Marine Sgt McGinnis was assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA)-169, Marine Air Craft Group-39, Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, California. McGinnis was killed in a UH-1N Huey helicopter crash in Southern Iraq. Brian's high school wrestling coach in New Castle, Delaware, tried to persuade him to attend college, but he had other plans. He said the Marines were the best, and that's what he wanted to be a part of. Brian, who was married to his high school sweetheart, joined the Marines in 1998. He was supposed to leave the Marines in March, but the war stopped that. He wanted to get a job and start a family - do it right. Megan, Brian's wife, said she cherished: a honeymoon trip to Walt Disney World, weekend trips to Wildwood, New Jersey, the senior prom, their wedding day, his smile and laugh, his love of the Philadelphia Eagles, his motorcycle, the "best hugs in the world," his love of nature and his love for going up in the helicopter. Brian is remembered as a practical joker, a trusted mentor, a brother, and a hero. He had just gotten his crew wings Saturday, the day before the accident. 
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section MF, Site 46-B-9
 
Created by: Brenda N
Record added: Apr 18, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10806279
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- JRBryant
 Added: May. 26, 2017

- Reader2
 Added: Mar. 8, 2017
SGT. U.S. Marine Corps. Iraq. Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA)-169. Marine Aircraft Group-39. Purple Heart. My respects to you Sir.
- Mike Endress--Alabama-USA
 Added: Mar. 30, 2016
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