Dustin M. Sekula

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Edinburg, TX

Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps

Rank: Private First Class

Assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Corps, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twenty-nine Palms, California; killed April 1, 2004 by hostile fire in Anbar province, Iraq.

Dustin was skilled at ranching and loved roping steers, he would practice roping on a fake steer during his high school lunch period. Dustin was a kind, loyal and loving son and brother.

Dustin turned down a agriculture scholarship to join the U.S. Marine Corps, stating, “Give it to somebody that needs it.” He had to receive his mother’s signature as consent for him to join at the age of 17.

Age: 18

Date of Death: April 01, 2004

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