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Mikey Ferschke wasn't born yet when his father, Michael Ferschke Jr., was killed in action on Aug. 10, 2008, in Iraq. This week, the eight-year-old saw for the first time a bronze bust made in his father's image at Maryville, Tenn. Michael Ferschke Jr. had only been married about a month and had just found out about his wife's pregnancy when he was killed during a house search. The 22-year-old was assigned to the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Mikey, who was born in January, 2009, spends most of his time in Okinawa,...
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