Lance Corporal David P. Fenn II, 20 of Polk City, Florida, died on March 19th. He and six other Marines were killed during a training accident at Hawthorne Army Depot, in Nevada.
David joined the Marines in June of 2010. Fenn was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
His awards include the Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, and NATO Medal-ISAF Afghanistan.
Victoria Fenn, David’s widow, kept busy with her aunt, Sarah Moore, making funeral plans for her husband and remembering her time with him and their 2-year-old daughter, Nyka.
The couple met their freshman year at Auburndale High School and became friends. They eventually began to date in the 10th grade and married during their senior year before he joined the Marines, Victoria said.
David was active in the school’s ROTC program and was a member of the wrestling team. But the military was always his goal and he immediately joined after graduation and headed to boot camp June 14, 2010, a day Victoria still remembers.
Pictures on Victoria’s Facebook page show David with their daughter, smiling and kissing her, along with one of him kissing Victoria’s pregnant belly. Moore described David as a “down to earth” kind of person.
David is survived by his wife: Victoria Lynn Fenn, daughter: Nyka Riley Fenn, father: David Paul Fenn, mother: Sandra McIver, brothers: John McIver and Michael McIver, sisters: Melanie Fenn and Holly Fenn.
Visitation is Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 12-1pm with funeral services at 1pm, both at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, 645 West Central Avenue, Winter Haven, FL. Burial to follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Lake Alfred, FL.