Corporal Michael Savoie

Marine Corporal, Michael Paul Savoie, 29, of Folsom, Louisiana has been deployed twice to Iraq.  During both deployments he was injured.  While serving as a machine gunner with Company A, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 2D Marines, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, on October 4, 2004, and while moving through the city of Haswah, Iraq, located south of the Baghdad in the “Triangle of Death”, Michael’s patrol was ambushed by a combination of improvised explosive devices (IED), rocket propelled grenades, machine gun and small arms fire.