Sgt. Byron Wayne Norwood, USMC, was 25 years old when he was killed in action in Fallujah, Iraq on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004. Sgt. Norwood was serving as a squad leader with the Weapons Co., 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division (3/1), and was in his second deployment to Iraq.
Hometown: Pflugerville, TX
I dreamed of joining the United States Marine Corps from the time I was fourteen years old. I was very patriotic for my age, and knew even as a teen that my country meant the world to me.
Hometown: Sugarland, TX