Today is the third anniversary of the death of Cpl. Jonathan Daniel Porto in Afghanistan, as noted here before:

His wife’s original blog post, I Will Always Be A Marine Wife, is worth reading again, as is her post a year ago, Seven Hundred Twenty:

We’re sorry to inform you….

It happened. He was gone. My love, my hero, my soulmate. He’d left the earth. At some point I screamed. At some point I fell on the floor. I had to get up, I had to get to Ariana.

Thank God for that little girl who made me survive through those early days. I had no choice, I had to take care of my little girl, his little girl, our little girl.

Her blog is A Little Pink in a World of Camo, where you can see photos of their daughter, who now is three.  Jon’s uncle writes that she “looks like Jon and is quite the character.”

Along with Johnny “Mike” Spann, U.S. Army, Spc. Dennis Weichel , Lt. Roslyn Schulte and Melissa Harrington Hughes, Cpl. Porto and his family always will be remembered here, as we honor all the fallen heroes.