Monday, March 15, 2010

Peronal Note - UPDATED

It's a sad day in the Appraiser Active family. My nephew, Jonathan Porto, a Marine, was killed yesterday in a non-combat accident in Afghanistan, near Marjah. My sister, Rachel, his mother, Jon's wife, Rachel Jewell Porto, and their two month old daughter, Ariana, could use your prayers. Jon was 26.

UPDATE - Jon's wife, Rachel, runs a blog - A Little Pink in a World of Camo.

It has recently been updated with the sad news. However, the prior postings show the joy they shared in their life together.

Please keep Rachel and Ariana in your prayers.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office provided an escort for the motorcade from MacDill Air Force Base to St. Petersburg. The Tampa Bay Community showed their respect for Cpl Jonathan Porto.

Barbara Guzzon had produced the first segment of a tribute video.

Cpl. Jonathan D. Porto - "Bringing Him Home" from DiamondFilms on Vimeo.

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