Sunday, July 15, 2007

Steven Stacy remembered

NORTH BEND, Ore. - It has been almost a week since 22-year-old Coos Bay native Steven Stacy was gunned down by enemy fire in Iraq and family and friends are coming to terms with his death - the memory of his bright smile and carefree nature still fresh in their minds.

New Year's Eve 2007 was the last time Stacy's mother, Dana Potts, and sisters Hallie Stacy and Crystal McDonald, saw him. He was home on a two-week leave from his base in Kuwait.

Although they will never see him again, they have his memory to keep them going.

"He had a beautiful smile that everybody loved. He was really good natured and he liked everybody. If Steve had anything, everyone had something, he was extremely generous," said sister Crystal and mother Dana.

Stacy, who was a Lance Corporal in the Marine Corps and a member of the Thundering Third Battalion, was hit in the neck by sniper fire last Thursday, July 5, while on dismount in Karma, Iraq.

"I feel so sorry for everyone that didn't get to know him like we did. I feel bad for them, worse than I feel for any of us because you know he was a wonderful person and we had him for 23 years and it's just sad to me for people that won't ever get to know him," said sister Crystal.

Stacy enlisted in the Marine Corps in November of 2005 and graduated from basic training in February of 2006 and was based in Camp Pendleton.

From KATU 2

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