New River Marine Killed In Afghanistan

Military officials say a Marine staff sergeant based at New River has been killed in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense says that 29-year-old Staff Sgt. Thomas J. Dodds Dudley of Tega Cay, S.C., died July 7 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province.

Dudley was assigned to Marine Air Group 26, 2nd Marine Air Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station New River in, Jacksonville, N.C.

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  • by Havelock on Jul 9, 2011 at 07:39 AM
    Prayers go out to the friends and family of Sgt. Dudley. Thank you for your sacrifices.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 9, 2011 at 09:46 AM in reply to Havelock
  • by ofb2632 on Jul 9, 2011 at 06:55 AM
    Stand firm at the gates of heaven!! We will be there to relieve you as soon as god dictates! Semper Fi! You will be missed.
  • by stephanie Location: richlands on Jul 9, 2011 at 06:41 AM
    I just want to thank this Marine for his service. He sacrificed his life for our freedom we as americans cannot thank our military enough. God I just asked that you be with his family. Strengthen them in this sad time.
  • by Beth on Jul 8, 2011 at 07:45 PM
    I want to thank the family for this young man's service to our country. He gave the ultimate so that we can continue to enjoy freedom. My prayers and thoughts go to the family. Again, thank you for his priceless service. God bless all of you.
  • by Jeff Location: Goldsboro on Jul 8, 2011 at 06:58 PM
    RIP Brother. Semper Fidelis
  • by T Maxx Location: G-vegas on Jul 8, 2011 at 06:11 PM
    Thank you for your service and GODspeed bless you and your family also friends
  • by Retired Enlisted Marine on Jul 8, 2011 at 06:07 PM
    Semper Fidelis SSgt. Thank you for leading our young Marines. Thank you for your service to our Country and Corps. My prayers to you your family and our Brothers and Sisters still serving proud and brave.

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