5/23/2012 By 1st Lt. Mark Lazane
A.J. Tarwoe, the son of United States Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Abraham Tarwoe, 25, of Providence, R.I., stands guard over his father’s casket during a memorial service in Flehla, Liberia, May 17. Tarwoe, who was born in Liberia, died from wounds suffered in combat in Helmand province, Afghanistan April 12. At the time of his death, Tarwoe was deployed from 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, Camp Lejeune, N.C.