LCpl Caleb L. Erickson
United States Marine Corps
1st Battalion, 9th Marines
DEC 01, 1993 – FEB 28, 2014 | Afghanistan
Hometown: Waseca, MN
Caleb had a smile that would brighten any ones day. Just ask his family, friends and the Marines that knew him best. If you were having a bad day, Caleb was the one to turn it around for you. Caleb's Marine buddies thought he had a very distinctive Northern (Minnesota) accent; they nicknamed him Tots, Napoleon or Snow Bunny. He had gotten a tattoo while in the Marines and it was an old wooden cross with dog tags hanging from it. When his mom asked him why he chose that, he said besides his family it was to represent the two things that meant a lot to him - his faith and his country.