Lance Corporal Roman Kaipat was a 22-year old U.S. Marine recently killed-in-action in Afghanistan. He was the cousin of a co-worker of mine and a resident of Tacoma, WA. His family is originally from Saipan.
Regardless of how one feels about the conflict I feel it is still necessary to thank the selfless dedication of our men and women in the armed forces. Thank you for all you do and the sacrifices you make on a daily basis.
Rest in peace Lance Corporal Kaipat. *SALUTE*