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Sgt James Dustin Carroll
Birth: Sep. 4, 1981
Union City
Obion County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jul. 31, 2005
Baghdad, Iraq

Tread lightly, 'tis a soldiers grave, A lonely, mossy mound; And yet to hearts like mine and thine, It should be holy ground. Speak softly, let no careless laugh, no idle, thoughtless jest, escape your lips where sweetly sleeps The hero in his rest. For him no reveille will beat when morning beams shall come; For him, at night, no tattoo rolls it's thunders from the drum. Tread lightly! For a man bequeathed, ere laid beneath this sod, His ashes to his native land, His gallant soul to God.

Services for Sergeant James Dustin Carroll, 23, will be held Thursday, August 11, 2005 at 3:00 PM at Cedar Avenue Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home with Bro. Dennis Trull officiating. Private committal service will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.Sergeant Carroll, a member of the Army National Guard 230th Engineer Battalion Company A, died Sunday, July 31, 2005 near Baghdad, Iraq.He was born in Union City, Tennessee on September 4, 1981 to James Patton and Debra Carroll.He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Richard Carroll.Survivors include his mother and step-father, Debra Carroll and John Brimm and McKenzie; his father and step-mother, Pat and Barbara Carroll of McKenzie; a sister, Jennifer Robin Jones of Milan; three step-sisters, Mary Ann Nicholas and Judy Dykeman both of Dickson, TN and Renee Mitchell of Highland, IL; his grandmother, Mary Carroll of Henry, TN and his fiance, Virginia Beal of McKenzie.

Please go here to see a beautiful tribute for Sgt. James D.Carroll.


Story taken from the Mirror-Exchange

Fifteen bridges along State Route 840 were dedicated Friday, Sept. 28, 2007, to soldiers of the Tennessee Army National Guard who have died in the war on terrorism.

Governer Phil Bredesen and Maj. Gen. Gus L. Hargett, Tennessee Adjutant General, attended a reception for families at the Lebanon National Guard Armory at 1010 Leeville Road in Lebanon.

State legislators earlier named State Route 840 the "Tennessee National Guard Parkway" to honor Tennessee
National Guard soldiers and airmen for their contributions in preserving America's freedoms in the war on terrorism. Earlier this year, legislators voted to name bridges and overpasses along the route for Guard members who died while deployed.

The bridge honoring Milan area Guardsman is the I-24 Bridge in Rutherford County, dedicated to Specialist James Dustin Carroll of McKenzie, who was a member of the Milan National Guard unit.

Special thanks to Vanessa Dicus for sponsoring Dusty's Find A Grave Memorial, and for providing several photographs which honor this fine young man. 
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Carroll County
Tennessee, USA
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Record added: Aug 12, 2005
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Sgt James Dustin Carroll
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Honor in Service - Thank You Dustin for your service and ultimate sacrifice. My husband came home from that war. I send my utmost respect to your family for their loss. Eternal Blessings to you.
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