Staff Sgt. Marc J. Small, 29, of Collegeville, Pa., died Feb. 12, 2009 at Faramuz, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using a rocket-propelled grenade launcher and small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C. The soldier was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. The 1997 graduate of Methacton High School was survived by his fiancée, Amanda Charney, his father and stepmother, Murray and Karen, his mother and stepfather, Mary and Peter MacFarland, his brother, Matt, sisters Heather MacFarland Wellock, Jennifer MacFarland, and Megan MacFarland, and stepbrothers, Travis and Tyler.
“We enjoy service opportunities and a chance to honor Marc’s memory along with other fallen soldiers. Marc instilled in us the importance of helping the less fortunate. This will be our first time building a home, but hopefully not our last!” –Mary and Megan MacFarland
The service and sacrifice of Marc was honored by his family’s participation in Shane’s Challenge 2013 and 2014, the New Mexico Expedition, and the 2015 Survivor’s Summit.
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