US Marine Captain John W. Maloney, 36, of Chicopee
Maloney frequently text-messaged with his wife, Michelle. Exchanges usually went something like this one she saved from March 19:
Michelle: We miss you so much.
John: I miss you too.
Michelle: Promise me you're coming home safe and sound.
John: I promise.
Michelle: Thank you. I'm going to hold you to that!
John: Sounds good.
In May, she saved one of the last exchanges they had:
Michelle: I LOVE YOU!!! I MISS YOU!!! BE CAREFUL AND STAY SAFE!!! YOU ARE OUR EVERYTHING!!!
John: I love you so very much! Believe me, I am doing everything in my power to come home to you and the kids safely. You guys are the reason that I exist! Please give Nathaniel and McKenna a big hug and kiss for me.