Michael E. Geary

Age: 20
Branch: U.S. Marine Corps
Rank: Lance Corporal
Unit: 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force
Station: Camp Lejeune, NC

Killed in Action: December 8, 2010
Location: Helmand Province, Afghanistan
Campaign: Operation Enduring Freedom

Medals & Commendations: Purple Heart, National Defense, Afghanistan Campaign, Global War on Terror

Hometown: Malden, MA
Family: He is survived by his mother, Nancy M. (Buiting) Geary; his father, Timothy Geary; his paternal grandmother, Beverly Geary; and his uncle William Geary. He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Charles Geary and by his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Louise Buiting.