Patrick R. Dolphin

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Moscow, PA.

Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Staff Sergeant Patrick R. Dolphin served with 2nd MSOB, Golf Company, Team 2, as well as 1st and 3rd Recon Battalions. Dolphin deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan twice. He was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat V, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal with Gold Star and Combat V, two Combat Action Ribbons, and three Good Conduct medals.

Pat was a loyal friend, tenacious warrior, patient and competent teacher, and a hardcore dedicated Marine Raider. He was born to be a Marine and never went out on-mission without cammie face paint. He was also a licensed civilian pilot.

The best friend I could have ever hoped for, a brother of the highest order and truly a Marine to his core. Pat Dolphin embodies the Marine motto; “No better friend, no worse enemy.” Fair Winds and Following Seas.

Age: 29

Date of Death: July 31, 2011

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