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 ~ In Memoriam ~


Corporal Nicholas George Xiarhos

United States Marine Corps



Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School

Class of 2006


Recipient of the Order of the Purple Heart



Corporal Nicholas G. Xiarhos, 21, of Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts, died July 23, 2009, of wounds suffered while supporting combat operations in Gamshir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Corporal Xiarhos was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.


Photograph by Joseph Cavanaugh

Used with permission


"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."
- General George S. Patton, Jr.