Grant B.-Fraser-Obituary

Lance Cpl. Grant B. Fraser

Anchorage, Alaska

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One day while Grant B. Fraser was trundling around the house in his diapers and slippers, his father asked, "Sprout, why are you so happy?" Grant paused, then answered, "Because mommy and daddy are happy at me." Fraser, 22, of Anchorage, Alaska, died Aug. 3 when his vehicle was hit by an explosive south of Haditha. He was assigned to Elmendorf Air Force Base. Friends and relatives remembered Fraser as spontaneous, mischievous and witty. They talked about the big ears that jutted out from his head, the "award-winning" smile, and his favorite nickname, Tnarg _ "Grant" spelled backward. He had a wide range of interests: Acting, mountain biking, skiing, playing the piano, scuba diving, rock climbing, tennis and sailing. He left the University of Alaska at Anchorage in 2002 and enlisted in the Marines. "The day Grant enlisted was a watershed day for all of us," said his godmother, Lynn Manley. "What a happy guy he was that day. I saw him after boot camp and there was a tree trunk where his long graceful neck used to be. Grant was exactly where he wanted to be." He is survived by his parents, Sharon Long and James Fraser.

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Grant, You are always and were always my best friend. Each time I laugh at a silly sound, play the piano, rock climb, speak French, and travel the world, I think of you and the many joyful times we had. Your memory lived on in the hearts of those who loved you and whom you loved. The world was blessed by your presence.

Give your dad a hug. Go for a ski trip, climb a mountain and sail the bay. It makes us happy to think of you together again.

Semper Fidelis. Thank you for your bravery and sacrifice. You are not forgotten.

it's been eight years. You are remembered and loved. I wish you were here to give to the world your gifts, love and energy. Peace brother. Peace.

Thinking of and remembering Grant on this day and everyday. I will eternally be grateful to Grant for his service and sacrifice for our Country.

Miss you brother..

In honour of your Yartzeit, Aug. 3. May your memory always be a blessing

Grant, if you can hear me know that you are well and truly loved. I look at your pictures and see the mirror image of my son, my Marine. May you rest with the Angels knowing that you'll see all your loved ones after a while...God bless your family. Semper Fi

Dear Grant,

You have a birthday tomorrow. I wish that you were celebrating another year of life. I suspect that you would have lived a life that was honorable, productive, loving and filled with wonder. But this was not to be...and it is our loss. You would have contributed much to our world. You are remembered, as are your comrades from Lima Co, who sacrificed so much with you. May we live honorable, peaceful and gracious lives in honor of you and those who died too...

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