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First Name: Michael

Last Name: Hodshire

Birthplace: Montpelier, OH, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Home of Record: North Adams, MI
Middle Name: Paul

Date of Birth: 15 September 1980

Date of Death: 30 October 2005

Rank: Sergeant

Years Served: 1999 - 2005
Michael Paul Hodshire

•  Iraq War (Operation Iraqi Freedom) (2003 - 2011)


Michael Paul Hodshire was born in Montpelier, OH on 15 September 1980, the son of Edwin and Tarry Eicher Hodshire. He attended school in Montpelier, and graduated from North Adams-Jerome High School, North Adams, MI, in 1999. While a student at North Adams-Jerome High School, he was an active participant in F.F.A., served on the 1998-1999 Yearbook Sentinel Staff, and was recipient of the drama award his senior year. Michael also excelled as a place kicker on the football team, receiving numerous honors including the Detroit Free Press First Team, All State Place Kicker and the Detroit News Honorable All State for Football.

Four days following his high school graduation, Michael enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He once served on the Marine Corps Color Guard and Silent Drill Platoon, elite units that provide ceremonial support to the president and Capitol in Washington DC.

Sgt Hodshire was first deployed to Iraq in March 2004, serving until October 2004, where he was 3rd platoon leader and infantryman. In July 2005, he was again deployed to Iraq serving as second squad leader for the 3rd Platoon, Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment.

Sgt Hodshire was Killed in Action by an improvised explosive device on Sunday, 30 October 2005, while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Sgt. Hodshire


Sergeant Michael Paul Hodshire is buried at Northlawn Cemetery in North Adams, MI.

Honoree ID: 5659   Created by: MHOH




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