Lcpl. Maung "Sam" Htaik PHOTO COURTESY/

ယုအက္စ္တပ္ထဲ ျမန္မာေတြဘယ္ႏွေယာက္ရွိသလဲေတာ့မသိ..။ ၂၀၁၁ ၀င္တဲ့ ႏွစ္ဆန္း ၁ရက္ေန႔တင္ ျမန္မာ-အေမရိကန္ မရိန္းတပ္သားတေယာက္ အာဖဂန္မွာ က်သြားတယ္ သတင္းဖတ္ရပါတယ္.။
သူ႔ရုပ္ကလပ္ကို ဇန္န၀ါရီ ၁၈ရက္မွာ ဝါရွင္တန္ဒီစီ အနီးရွိ အာလင္တန္ ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္သခ်ဳႋင္းမွာ စစ္အခမ္းအနားနဲ႔ ေျမျမဳႇပ္ သၿဂႋဳဟ္မွာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။
ေအာက္မွာ မူရင္းသတင္းဖတ္ပါခင္ဗ်ား..။

Frederick and Washington counties will today say goodbye to Marine Lance Cpl. Maung “Sam” Htaik, 20, who was killed in combat in Afghanistan on Jan. 1.

Htaik, a 2008 graduate of Smithsburg High School in Washington County, died when an enemy attacked his unit, the 2nd Battalion 9th Marine Regiment. A second Marine from his unit, 21-year-old Cpl. Jacob Tate from Ohio, died the next day.

Htaik was born July 12, 1990, in Yangon, Myanmar. He and his parents, Hla and Flory Myint Shwe, and his brother, Dan Yar, moved to Maryland when he was in middle school. The family now lives in Hagerstown and belongs to the Gateway Ministries Church of God in Williamsport.

Htaik joined the Marine Corps in February 2009 as an infantryman, and he was promoted to lance corporal in April 2010. His unit, based in Camp Lejeune, N.C., deployed to Helmand province in Afghanistan in July.

Local Marines traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware early Friday to bring Htaik’s body back to Stauffer Funeral Home in Frederick.

Maryland State Police and the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office escorted the hearse and a van with six relatives and friends of Htaik.

The procession arrived at the funeral home just after noon and was greeted by five members of the Patriot Guard Riders waving large American flags, as well as one man standing alone across Opossumtown Pike waving a flag.

Htaik’s family will host a wake at 10 a.m. and then a funeral service at 11 a.m. today at the Frederick Christian Fellowship Church, 10142 Hansonville Road (formerly the Lynfield Complex).

Htaik will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery at 9 a.m. Jan. 18.

Contributions may be made in his name to the Gateway Ministries, P.O. Box 590, Williamsport, MD 21795. Condolences may be sent to the family online at


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