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Name: Marine Lance Cpl. Roger W. Deeds

Age: 24

From: Biloxi, Miss.

Assigned to Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward)

Incident: Marine Lance Cpl. Roger W. Deeds was killed Nov. 16 by enemy small arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces during Operation Steel Curtain in Ubaydi, Iraq.

Died: November 16, 2005

Marine from Biloxi remembered as loving father

Associated Press

BILOXI, Miss. — At his funeral Saturday at Biloxi National Cemetery, Marine Lance Cpl. Roger W. Deeds was remembered as a loving father who is counted among America’s heroes.

Deeds, 24, of Biloxi died Nov. 16 in Ubaydi, Iraq, while battling insurgents. He and three other Marines died in an exchange of small-arms fire from insurgents.

As Marines carrying the casket of Deeds rose their hands to salute, Deeds’ 16-month-old son, Alaric, gently said: “da-da.”

Deeds’ wife, Sarah, had said she met her husband while they were students at Biloxi High School, where Deeds graduated in 2000.

She said Deeds was hurt during his first tour when his convoy was hit by a roadside bomb. She said he stayed in Iraq to recuperate from his wounds.

Sarah said he came home in October 2004 to see Alaric for the first time the baby had been born in July 2004, a...


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Roger W. Deeds
BY DONNYDO on Mar 18, 2006
  Dear Lord hear my prayer.

Please embrace with all Your love and mercy the soul of this brave soldier, Marine Lance Cpl. Roger W. Deeds, and comfort him with Your Divine Presence.

Bless his heart and keep his family in Your Hands, Guard them and comfort them.



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