Sgt. David J. Coullard of Glastonbury talked about joining the US Marine Corps from the age of nine. He was a skilled hunter who loved hunting deer and boar. He had been studying for the next phase of his heating and air conditioning license when he was deployed to Iraq.
Coullard was killed by enemy small-arms fire while conducting operations outside Haditha, Iraq. Sgt. Coullard was a sniper in the U.S. Marine Corps who served in Parris Island, Norway, the Swiss Alps, Panama, Japan, and the Philippines before volunteering to go to Iraq.
His awards include the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Navy Sea Service Deployment Medal, Navy Artie Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Pistol Sharp Shooter Badge and two Purple Heart Medals.
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