Friday, July 8, 2011

US Marine Staff Sergeant Thomas Dudley

29-year-old US Marine Staff Sgt. Thomas Joseph Dudley, from Tega Cay, South Carolina, died on 7th July 2011 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

SSgt. Dudley served with Marine Air Group 26, 2nd Marine Air Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station New River, Jacksonville, North Carolina. This was his sixth overseas deployment. He had just two weeks left before returning home.

SSgt. Dudley leaves his wife, Mary, and their three children - Taylor, 13, Thomas Carter, 5 and Jenna Robyn, 23 months.


  1. My thoughts and prayers goes out to the family and friends of US Marine Staff Sgt. Thomas Joseph Dudley. I have a lot of online friends that are serving over seas. It takes my breath away every time I hear of a fallen hero.
    Carolyn of North Carolina

  2. John of North Carolina09 July, 2011 18:33

    Semper Fidelis and God's speed! May the Good Lord comfort the Dudley family in this time of loss and sorrow. I have many family and friends still serving around the globe. I am in constant prayer for God's protection for them and for the protection of our great nation.

  3. Semper Fi Marine and God Bless You and may you rest in peace

  4. TJ was a great man, brother, father and friend. He loved his family more than anything else in the world. He loved the Military and also being a volunteer firefighter. His mom, Robyn, has had a hard time, but she knows he wouldn't want her to suffer. She knows he is in a much better place... We all do. This man was a true hero and he will be missed. Semper Fi and R.I.P. Thomas Dudley, we love you!

  5. I had the honor to meet this brave mans mother a few months ago. He comes from such a wonderful family. My prayers go out to her and his wife and children. I sadley just learned of this a few minutes ago my heqart is sadened knowing from what his mother told me what a great man and father he was. Even the I never met him he has my respect. Men and woman like him are why this country should be proud. Rip Staff Sgt Thomas Dudley, you're Americas hero!!

  6. .... I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic he died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.
    Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,
    A. Lincoln
    By EC


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