David Leslie Finlayson

David Leslie Finlayson

David Finlayson was born March 20, 1988 in Ventura, California and died while training with the Marines on November 7, 2013. He was 25.

From an early age, he was interested in the military. In high school, he joined the JROTC Drill Team at Kentwood and was awarded the Best Armed Drill Cadet in 2005. David became an Eagle Scout and graduated from Kentridge High School in 2006.

On December 5, 2011, David fulfilled his dream by joining the Marine Corps. As Lance Corporal, he was highly regarded as an Assaultman in the First Battalion, Third Marine Regiment. He always hit his target. He will be remembered as someone who could take any difficult situation and turn it into a great story.

David is survived by his parents, John and Laurie Finlayson, brother Thomas and sister-in-law Karissa, niece Katlin, two grandmothers, and his long-time girlfriend, Taryn Hauglie.

Memorial Service: Saturday, November 23, 1:00p.m., Maple Valley Presbyterian Church, 22659 Sweeney Rd SE, Maple Valley, WA 98038

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Vine Maple Place (http://www.vinemapleplace.org/), or to the Semper Fi Fund (http://semperfifund.org/).

Please visit Greenwood Memorial’s online guestbook to leave a remembrance.

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