ST. LOUIS – A local Marine is in the final days of his life and Marines from all over the United States are stopping by his hospital bed to say goodbye. Many of them are complete strangers.
Phillip Rochette, 49, enlisted in the Marines right out of high school. His sister Denise said in Phillips mind it is, God, the Marines then everyone else.
At the beginning of July Phillip started having headaches and throwing up. Denise called an ambulance and on the way to the hospital Phillip had a massive stroke. Philip is now on life support and will be taken off of it August 4th.
Denise was posting about Phillip’s condition on Facebook and a lot of his Marine friends were following it closely.
Denise started a conversation with one of them and mentioned that she would love for a few guys to come see him off. That person posted a picture …