Monday, December 6, 2010
His Star Has Turned From Blue to Gold
AFGHANISTAN — PFC Buddy McLain, U. S. Army, 24, of Peru, died Monday, Nov. 29, in Afghanistan as a result of enemy fire.
He was born in Portland, Aug. 3, 1986, a son of Larry and Patti (Shannon) McLain. He was a graduate of Mountain Valley High School, Class of 2006. He served in the U.S. Army with the 2nd Squadron, 61st Calvary, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. He was a member of the Napoleon Ouellette Post 24, American Legion and Rumford Falls Aerie 1248, FOE.
Buddy enjoyed fishing and spending time with his dad and spending time at Howard Pond. He enjoyed riding dirt bikes and loved his Ford Mustang. He was an avid Yankees fan and he also loved the Patriots. He enjoyed ice fishing, camping, playing his guitar, music especially AC/DC and Pink Floyd.
The most important part of his life was spending time with family and friends. He cherished the time he spent with his wife and infant son Owen.
He was married in Peru, March 11, 2009 to Chelsea Freeman, who survives of Peru. Other survivors include a son, Owen Patrick McLain of Peru; his parents, Larry and Patti McLain of Mexico; three brothers, Dustin McLain of Mexico, Cote McLain of Clarkesville, Tenn., and Greg Gibbons of Rumford; father and mother-in-law, Andrew and Brenda Freeman of Peru; a brother-in-law, Dustin Freeman of Lewiston; and close friends, Wayne Puiia and Bob Fulton, of Rumford, Seth Hutchinson of Appomattox, Va., and Jeremy Bybee and Nicholas Miller of Clarksville, Tenn.
Buddy will be missed by all who knew him and his memory will live on through his son Owen.
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May Almighty God Bless this brave Soldier and may his family find comfort in God's love.