Dan Thomas Malcom, Jr. – First Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps

NEWS RELEASE from the United States Department of Defense
No. 1137-04
IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov 12, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Sergeant David M. Caruso, 25, of Naperville, Illinois, died November 9, 2004, as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

First Lieutenant Dan T. Malcom Jr., 25, of Brinson, Georgia, died November 10, 2004, as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

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2001 graduate dies in Iraq

Marine First Lieutenant Dan Thomas Malcom of Brinson, Georgia, died Wednesday, November 10, 2004, in Iraq.

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Dan Thomas Malcom in his senior photo in the 2001 edition of The Sphinx. Malcom, 25, graduated from The Citadel in 2001 with a degree in business administration. He was a Dean's List student and held rank in the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. His senior year he was Lima Company executive officer.

Malcom will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are pending. Surviving are his mother and a sister.

According to a Department of Defense news release, Malcom died as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Kevin Bates, an '01 classmate, said Malcom threw himself into his military duties while at The Citadel.

“Other than that, he was focused mainly on his studies and friends. He was always the calm headed one of us,” Bates said. “He kinda pulled everyone together. He was always true to his beliefs and he appreciated the little things in life more than most of us do.”


Citadel graduate killed in action in Fallujah

BY TERRY JOYCE
Courtesy of The Post and Courier

Marine First Lieutenant Dan Thomas Malcom of Brinson, Georgia, a 2001 graduate of The Citadel, died Wednesday in Iraq during the battle against insurgents in Fallujah, the Marine Corps said.

Malcom, 25, joined the Marines immediately after he graduated.

“He liked his job, he believed in his troops and he cared for his troops,” said Kevin Bates, a classmate and friend.

Malcom was the seventh Citadel graduate to be killed in action in Afghanistan or Iraq since the war on terror began three years ago. While at the school, he was a dean's list student and held rank in the Corps of Cadets. He was Lima Company executive officer during his senior year, The Citadel said in a statement.

“He was a great student,” said Bates of Richmond, Va. “He was on The Citadel's College Bowl team. He was a very intelligent person.”

Gunnery Sergeant Robert Hall, a Marine casualty assistance officer in Florida, said Malcom died of gunshot wounds during the assault on Fallujah. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

According to The Associated Press, the four-day assault on Fallujah had claimed 22 U.S. lives and wounded about 170 others as of Friday. An estimated 600 insurgents have died, according to the military.

Bates said Malcom threw himself into his military duties at The Citadel.

“Other than that, he was focused mainly on his studies and friends. He was always the calm-headed one of us,” Bates said. “He kind of pulled everyone together. He was always true to his beliefs, and he appreciated the little things in life more than most of us do.”

He is survived by his mother and a sister and will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

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MALCOM, DAN THOMAS

  • 1STLT   US MARINE CORPS
  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 11/10/2002 – 11/10/2004
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 04/05/1979
  • DATE OF DEATH: 11/10/2004
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 11/23/2004
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 60  SITE 8075
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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