In memory of
Lance Cpl. William W. White
Marine Lance Cpl. William W. White was scheduled to be discharged in February, but that was delayed because of the war. Speakers at his funeral said he wanted to go with his unit to the Middle East out of concern for a fellow Marine who was nervous about going.
"That''s the kind of guy he was. ... He always thought about someone else first," said his widow, Mychaele.
White, 24, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died March 29 when his military vehicle rolled into a canal.
White had wanted to move back to Brooklyn and join the Fire Department or pursue a career in law enforcement, relatives said.
"He was a fine gentleman, he set a good example, he led by example, so we have a lot to thank God for," said James Barnett Sefus, who was a spiritual mentor to White, as well as his martial arts instructor.
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