Thursday 23 November 2017

'Where I wind up tonight is where I'm meant to be' - Marine's final Facebook post goes viral after he is killed on New Year's Eve

Clare Cullen

Clare Cullen

A U.S. Marine's final Facebook post has gone viral after he was killed in a by a drunk driver on New Year's Eve.

Writing on his Facebook page, Matthew DeRemer(31) wrote about "meditating through" all that happened in 2015 and looking forward to 2016.

The image reads "We are born in one day, we die in one day, we can change in one day".

"Anything can happen in just one day".

In the caption, he wrote "I look back at 2015's huge challenges that I've overcome, shared with others, and have once again found myself".

"To say thank you and BRING ON 2016!"

"I really don't know where I'll end up tonight but I do know where I windup is where I'm meant to be".

DeRemer was killed on New Year's Eve in a road accident. The Tampa Bay Times reports that he was driving a motorcycle when he was struck by a drunk driver and died on the scene in Largo, Florida.

Last day of 2015!!!! For me I'll be meditating through all I do, on this entire year. I've lost, I've gained, family is...

Posted by Matthew DeRemer on Thursday, December 31, 2015

He was an Iraq war veteran. Driver Steven Lee Clarke (50) was arrested and could face a felony charge of DUI manslaughter.

The post has been shared by over 8,000 people and liked by almost 25,000 since his friends began to share his poignant final message.

One wrote "What a peace you can have knowing without a doubt that Heaven is his home now forever".

A group of his friends and family gathered to remember him last Sunday, placing mini-motorbikes on a cross with his name on it.

Speaking to WTSP, friend Wayne Gutierrez said the vet "touched a lot of people's lives".

"Sometimes those are the ones that are chosen first".

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