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Decorated Lejeune Marine dies from wounds in Iraq fighting 
November 11,2005 
A Camp Lejeune Marine who had been in the Corps for more than 20 years died in Germany Nov. 4 from wounds sustained in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense. 
Gunnery Sgt. Darrell W. Boatman, 38, an explosive ordinance disposal technician with the 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, was wounded by an improvised explosive device Nov. 2 during combat operations near Habbiniyah, Iraq. 
Boatman, who hailed from Fayetteville, joined the Marines in 1985 and his unit in July.
During his career, he was awarded a Presidential Citation, the Navy Marine Commendation Medal, six good conduct medals, two Navy Achievement Medals, a Combat Action Ribbon, The Global War on Terror Service Medal, The Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, two Kosovo Campaign Medals, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the NATO Medal, the Kuwait Liberation Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, four sea service deployment ribbons, two armed forces expeditionary medals and two National Defense medals. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the 
EOD Memorial Committee, P.O. Box 594, Niceville, Fla. 32588 
or at www.EOD Memorial.org

You'll Be In My Heart

Come stop your crying
It will be all right
Just take my hand Hold it tight

I will protect you
from all around you
I will be here
Don't you cry

For one so small,
you seem so strong
My arms will hold you,
keep you safe and warm
This bond between us
Can't be broken
I will be here
Don't you cry

'Cause you'll be in my heart
Yes, you'll be in my heart
From this day on
Now and forever more

You'll be in my heart
No matter what they say
You'll be here in my heart, always

Why can't they understand
the way we feel
They just don't trust
what they can't explain
I know we're different but,
deep inside us
We're not that different at all

And you'll be in my heart
Yes, you'll be in my heart
From this day on
Now and forever more

Don't listen to them
'Cause what do they know
We need each other,
to have, to hold
They'll see in time
I know

When destiny calls you
You must be strong
I may not be with you
But you've got to hold on
They'll see in time
I know
We'll show them together

'Cause you'll be in my heart
Yes, you'll be in my heart
From this day on,
Now and forever more

Oh, you'll be in my heart
No matter what they say
You'll be in my heart, always
Always

In Memory
Darrell Wayne Boatman, USMC
Semper fi

Sung By: Phil Collins



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