Every loss of one of our soldiers is tragic, but this tragedy has hit home because Cpl. Porto's wife has posted about it at her blog, A Little Pink in a World of Camo.
Her post, I Will Always Be A Marine Wife, is a must read.
Cpl. Porto is survived not only by his loving wife, but by his infant daughter.
I have not been able to stop thinking of them since I first read the post, and never will.
A trust fund has been established for their daughter, Ariana:
Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union
ATTN: Collean McKinney for the account of Ariana Ralyn Porto
P.O. Box 1176, Aberdeen, MD 21001
all checks should be made payable to Ariana Ralyn Porto
The funeral in St. Petersburg, Florida is on March 23, 2010, the details are here.