American Patriot: Marine Cpl. Stephen Richard Bixler

Patriot Guard rider Richard Yager of La Plata, Maryland, left, stands with Bob Ellis of Waldorf, Maryland, as they salute the casket of Marine Corporal Stephen Richard Bixler of Suffield, Connecticut, during funeral services at Arlington National Cemetery May 18, 2006.

Father Michael Dolan, rear, left, and Marine Master Sergeant. Barry Baker, rear, right, watch as a Marine honor guard carries the casket of Marine Corporal Stephen Richard Bixler during funeral services at Arlington Thursday, May 18, 2006

Father Michael Dolan, under umbrella, center, delivers words at the gravesite of Marine Corporal Stephen Richard Bixler during funeral services at the Arlington National Cemetery Thursday, May 18, 2006

A Marine honor guard prepares to fold the American flag that draped the casket of Marine Corporal Stephen Richard Bixler during funeral services at the Arlington National Cemetery, Thursday, May 18, 2006.

Richard and Linda Bixler, center, seated, comfort one another at the gravesite of their son Marine Corporal Stephen Richard Bixler of Suffield, Connecticut, during funeral services at Arlington National Cemetery Thursday, May 18, 2006

Linda Bixler, center, lowers her head and is comforted by her husband Richard Bixler as Marine Master Ssergeant Barry Baker, kneeling, presents them with the American flag that draped the casket of their son, Marine Corporal Stephen Richard Bixler during funeral services at Arlington National Cemetery, Thursday, May 18, 2006.

Semper Fi, Steve