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    SPC David Michael Marlink, USA (AD), Grand Rapids, MI, 03 MAY 14

    Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014


    Category: Honor Mission

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    Specialist David Marlink
    3 May 2014

    The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family of Specialist David Michael Marlink, to stand in Honor of his service to our country.

    David graduated from Caledonia High School in 2006 and served in the Army for the past 3 years. He was a member of the 75th Ranger Regimen, Ft. Benning, GA.

    Obituary:
    David M. Marlink



    Location:
    O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel
    3980 Cascade Rd
    Grand Rapids, MI. 49546

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    Staging: 10:00 AM
    Briefing: 10:15 AM
    Flag Line: 10:30 AM


    Visitation is from 11:00 – 13:00.



    Please bring your 3” X 5” American Flag to stand for Specialist Marlink’s service to our country.



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    Bob “Bubba” St. Arnold: 616-329-6466




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    Re: SHORT NOTICE - SPC David Michael Marlink, USA (AD), Grand Rapids, MI, 03 MAY 14

    My wife and I wish extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Army, Specialist David M. Marlink. We thank you for your service to a grateful nation, may your family find peace in knowing you served proudly and comfort in the months to come. May you rest in peace for your mission is now complete. I salute you.







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    Re: SHORT NOTICE - SPC David Michael Marlink, USA (AD), Grand Rapids, MI, 03 MAY 14

    With deepest sorrows and condolences, I send my sympathy to the family and friends of SPC Marlink. Another hero, taken long before his time. Rest in peace, young soldier, and thank you for your service. Our love and prayers to your loved ones, who are in the veil of grief.

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    Re: SHORT NOTICE - SPC David Michael Marlink, USA (AD), Grand Rapids, MI, 03 MAY 14

    I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to the f
    amily and friends
    of this fal
    len hero. Their service and sacrifice for their country
    will not be forgotten. Rest in peace, brother. Your mission is over.
    You can stand down now. We have the watch.


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    Riding in memory of Crew Chief of B-29 Eddy Pearman USAAC/USAF Korean Veteran

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    Re: SHORT NOTICE - SPC David Michael Marlink, USA (AD), Grand Rapids, MI, 03 MAY 14

    I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to the family and friends
    of this fallen hero. Their service and sacrifice for their country
    will not be forgotten. Rest in peace, brother. Your mission is over.
    You can stand down now. We have the watch.


    Hotwheel Cisco, TX.


    If I call you brother/sister, it's because
    you've earned my respect.


    Riding in memory of Sgt. Ralph Woods, Jr. USA Korean Veteran
    Riding in memory of Crew Chief of B-29 Eddy Pearman USAAC/USAF Korean Veteran

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    Re: SHORT NOTICE - SPC David Michael Marlink, USA (AD), Grand Rapids, MI, 03 MAY 14

    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

    May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

    May your memories of David Michael Marlink, give you peace, comfort and strength…


    Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.

    I thank you for your service to our Country and for my Freedom

    You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with the family of.....

    Spc. David Michael Marlink, “A True American Hero” God Bless†

    † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
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    Re: SHORT NOTICE - SPC David Michael Marlink, USA (AD), Grand Rapids, MI, 03 MAY 14

    My wife and I wish to offer our condolences to the family of this true American Warrior. May you find comfort in knowing that their sacrifice has made this a better place for all of us. I am truly grateful for their service to our Nation.

    I stand in spirit with my fellow Patriot Guard Riders as they honor this warrior.

    Stand down and rest in eternal peace, your mission is complete.

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    Re: SHORT NOTICE - SPC David Michael Marlink, USA (AD), Grand Rapids, MI, 03 MAY 14

    From my family to yours... We pray your family and friends will find peace, during this time of sorrow in the loss of this active duty hero serving to keep our freedoms, US Army veteran, SPC David Marlink.

    No words, at this time, will make the hurt any less but we pray God will place a comforting hand upon your shoulder to let you know we are all here for you. We are honored that you have asked the PGR brothers and sisters to help bring this hero to his eternal home.

    A grateful nation grieves with you in this loss. The service and sacrifice to our country should never be forgotten.


    “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful servants.”--Psalm 116:15

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    Re: SHORT NOTICE - SPC David Michael Marlink, USA (AD), Grand Rapids, MI, 03 MAY 14

    Prayers outbound for the family . Thank you for your service to our country . Rest in Peace .
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    Re: SHORT NOTICE - SPC David Michael Marlink, USA (AD), Grand Rapids, MI, 03 MAY 14

    May You Rest in God's Arms, Warrior.
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    Re: SHORT NOTICE - SPC David Michael Marlink, USA (AD), Grand Rapids, MI, 03 MAY 14

    Rest easy SPC David Marlink, USA.
    Thank you for your service.
    God Bless You and your family.
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    Re: SHORT NOTICE - SPC David Michael Marlink, USA (AD), Grand Rapids, MI, 03 MAY 14

    It's with great sorrow we say goodby to all our great Heros. Our hearts are heavy with the loss of those who stood and fought for our country. Be proud and strong in his beliefs. God bless and may he rest in peace.
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    Re: SHORT NOTICE - SPC David Michael Marlink, USA (AD), Grand Rapids, MI, 03 MAY 14

    Our Heartfelt Condolences to the Family and Friends of David Michael Marlink. May God Comfort you in this time of need and the hard days ahead.
    Thank You Spc. Marlink, for your service and sacrifice to our Country. You will NOT be forgotten.
    Rest in Peace
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    Re: SHORT NOTICE - SPC David Michael Marlink, USA (AD), Grand Rapids, MI, 03 MAY 14

    Thank you for your service.
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    Re: SHORT NOTICE - SPC David Michael Marlink, USA (AD), Grand Rapids, MI, 03 MAY 14

    My Wife and I offer our sincere condolences to the Family and Friends of this True American Warrior.

    We stand in spirit with our fellow Patriot Guard Riders as they Honor this Warrior.

    We want to thank you for the sacrifices you made to preserve our nation’s freedom.

    The long nights, lonely days, times of fear, often going unnoticed by those who enjoy the freedom given to us by those who serve.

    May your memories of your loved one give you peace, comfort, and strength.

    A Grateful Nation thanks you for your service and sacrifices for our country. Stand down and rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is done

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    Re: SHORT NOTICE - SPC David Michael Marlink, USA (AD), Grand Rapids, MI, 03 MAY 14

    My sincere condolences to the family and friends of SPC David Michael Marlink. Rest In Peace Soldier.
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    Re: SHORT NOTICE - SPC David Michael Marlink, USA (AD), Grand Rapids, MI, 03 MAY 14

    It is with sadness that we hear A hero has left us. Sammie and I wish to offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero. May you find comfort in knowing that the sacrifice made by you and your love one has made this country a better place for all of us. The long and lonely nights you endured helped insure the freedom given to us by those who serve. We are truly grateful for his service to our Nation and the great sacrifice you and your family have made.

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    Re: SHORT NOTICE - SPC David Michael Marlink, USA (AD), Grand Rapids, MI, 03 MAY 14

    My sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of SPC David Michael Marlink. May your faith give you strength. May your memories give you comfort. May GOD'S love give you peace.
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    Re: SHORT NOTICE - SPC David Michael Marlink, USA (AD), Grand Rapids, MI, 03 MAY 14

    Rest In Peace David.
    Fair winds and following seas.
    Your service will always be honored.

    My condolences to your family.
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    Re: SHORT NOTICE - SPC David Michael Marlink, USA (AD), Grand Rapids, MI, 03 MAY 14

    My wife and I would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of David Marlink. Thank you for your service and sacrifice to defend our country! May you forever rest in peace.
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    Re: SHORT NOTICE - SPC David Michael Marlink, USA (AD), Grand Rapids, MI, 03 MAY 14

    My sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of SPC David Michael Marlink, USA (Active Duty). I am forever grateful for your service to our country. Your service and sacrifices will not be forgotten. You are a "TRUE AMERICAN HERO". May you Forever Rest in Peace. Stand Down. Your mission is complete.
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    Re: SHORT NOTICE - SPC David Michael Marlink, USA (AD), Grand Rapids, MI, 03 MAY 14

    We extend our heartfelt prayers and condolences to the family and friends of fallen hero SPC David Michael Marlink. May he forever be at rest in the loving arms of the Lord. We ask almighty God to bless and surround each of you with his everlasting love. May your memories be of some comfort, and may your faith give you strength in the difficult days ahead. We appreciate his brave service defending our freedom, and we are saddened by his loss. Although he will be deeply missed, he will never be forgotten.

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    Re: SHORT NOTICE - SPC David Michael Marlink, USA (AD), Grand Rapids, MI, 03 MAY 14

    I extend my heartfelt condolences to the family, friends soldiers and fellow Rangers of Spc. David Marlink at this very difficult time. Please know we will Never forget your beloved David and his devotion to our very grateful nation. May our True American Hero David Rest in Honored Eternal Peace.
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    Re: SHORT NOTICE - SPC David Michael Marlink, USA (AD), Grand Rapids, MI, 03 MAY 14

    My sincere condolences to the family and friends of SPC David Michael Marlink, USA (AD). Thank you for your service to our country and may God Bless you and your family in their time of need. Rest in peace your duty here on earth is done.
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    Re: SHORT NOTICE - SPC David Michael Marlink, USA (AD), Grand Rapids, MI, 03 MAY 14

    My sincere condolences and prayers to family and friends of Spc. David Michael Marlink, U.S. Army (Active Duty). Spc. Marlink, I am forever grateful for your service to our country. Your service and sacrifices will not be forgotten. You are and will remain a "TRUE AMERICAN HERO". May you Forever Rest in Peace.
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    Re: SHORT NOTICE - SPC David Michael Marlink, USA (AD), Grand Rapids, MI, 03 MAY 14

    Rest in Peace...HERO.
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    Re: SHORT NOTICE - SPC David Michael Marlink, USA (AD), Grand Rapids, MI, 03 MAY 14

    I would like to offer my most sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Mr. David Michael Marlink, USA

    Though there are no words that can be said that will ease the pain of losing a loved one, please know I am sorry for your loss. And just say, “Thank You”, for your service.

    With time, I am in hopes, the family and friends will find peace again in their hearts.

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    Re: SHORT NOTICE - SPC David Michael Marlink, USA (AD), Grand Rapids, MI, 03 MAY 14

    My heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to the family and friends of SPC David Marlink. May God's love bring you comfort and strength during this very difficult time.

    I will always be grateful to this hero for his service and sacrifices for our country and freedom. May he rest in peace.
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