Remembering Marine Sgt. David Coullard of East Hartford

Coullard was one of 40 men and women who died while serving in the Iraq War

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Anita Coullard Dziedzic and husband, Greg with a photo of Sgt. David Coullard
Photo:Photo by Lucy Nalpathanchil
Marine Sgt David Coullard in Iraq, 2005 (far left)
Photo:Photo Courtesy of Anita Coullard Dziedzic
Anita Coullard Dziedzic in her East Hartford living room
Photo:Photo by Lucy Nalpathanchil
Remembering Marine Sgt. David Coullard of East Hartford
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Remembering Marine Sgt. David Coullard of East Hartford

On Tuesday, March 19,  WNPR is focusing its coverage on the tenth anniversary of the Iraq War including remembering those who were killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom. 

Forty men and women from Connecticut died between 2003 and 2010.
WNPR's Lucy Nalpathanchil sat down with a Gold Star Mother to tell us in her own words about her son,  Marine Sergeant David Coullard who died in Haditha, Iraq on August 1, 2005.
Click on the audio link above to hear the interview.
Anita Coullard Dziedzic of East Hartford says her son loved being a Marine. She and her family created the Sgt. David Coullard Memorial fund to honor him and to help veterans' causes. You can learn more at
The stories of other fallen Iraq (and Afghanistan) veterans from Connecticut are at
And you can hear and read the stories of veterans transitioning back home to Connecticut at WNPR's Coming Home project