*Image info: A campaign cover, dog tags and two awards lay on a table at a memorial service for Sergeant Michael A. Tooley at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, August 24,2016. Tooley was born August 7, 1987, in Suffolk, Virginia, and enlisted in the Marine Corps on August 22, 2005.
(USMC photo by Lance Corporal Anthony X. Leite).
Sergeant Michael A. Tooley Memorial Service
Added August 26, 2016
On Wednesday, August 24, Marines, family members, and friends paid their respects at the memorial service of Sergeant Michael A. Tooley. Tooley was attending a professional military education course at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune when he was struck and killed by a vehicle.
"Now is not the time to question the hand of God or the whims of fate," said Lieutenant Colonel, Tracy Perry, commanding officer, Support Battalion, MCRD San Diego, during the ceremony. "Now is the time to reflect on how fortunate we are to live in a country where families produce men of Michael's caliber, and it is a testament of the fine men and women who join the Marine Corps today."