US Marine Major Michael D Stover, born September of 1962, of Mansfield, Ohio, beloved brother of Cheryl Elaine and Major Edward A. Stover.
He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps after graduating from Malabar High School in 1980. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from The Ohio State University in 1990.
He was assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron-371, Marine Wing Support Group-37, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona. He was recently selected to be promoted to lieutenant colonel, and was currently serving of his second deployment in the Middle East.
His military awards and decorations include, the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals (x3) and the Iraq Campaign Medal.
Major Michael D Stover lost his battle with PTS, June 3, 2006, in Al Anbar, Iraq. He was 43 years old.