Lance Cpl. Maung P. "Samuel" Htaik, 20

JULY 12, 1990-JAN. 1, 2011

January 05, 2011
  • Lance Cpl. Maung P. "Samuel" Htaik
Lance Cpl. Maung P. "Samuel" Htaik

Lance Cpl. Maung P. “Samuel” Htaik, 20, of Hagerstown, Md., died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force based in Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Born July 12, 1990, in Yangon, Myanmar, he was the son of Hla and Flory Myint Shwe.

He was a 2008 graduate of Smithsburg High School and was a member of Gateway Ministries Church of God in Williamsport.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his brother, Dan Yar of Hagerstown and wife Than Yaw Zin Nwe.

The family will receive friends at Frederick Christian Fellowship (the former Lynfield Event Complex), 10142 Hansonville Road, Frederick, on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m.

Interment with full honors will be at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, in Arlington National Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Gateway Ministries, P.O. Box 590, Williamsport, MD 21795.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

The Herald-Mail Articles