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1972-2003. 1st Lieutenant, U.S.M.C. Citadel Class of 2001. First Citadel graduate to die in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Born in Harrison County, Miss. Attended The Citadel as an active-duty Marine in the MECEP Program. Majored in French. He served in the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. He was leading a platoon that was capturing the Ramalla oil fields when he was shot in the stomach and died on March 21, 2003. At time of death he was a 2nd Lieutenant, but was promoted posthumously to 1st Lieutenant. His life, career and sacrifice are celebrated in Shane Comes Home, by Rinker Buck (DS79.76 .B83 2005). (Source: Citadel Public Affairs Office, News Release, April 7, 2003)

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