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SGT Allen James Dunckley

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SGT Allen James Dunckley

Birth
USA
Death
14 May 2007 (aged 25)
Iraq
Burial
Cremated, Other
Memorial ID
19419421 View Source

In 2002, Allen J. Dunckley enlisted in the Marines, motivated by the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. He was sent to Iraq during the opening months of the war. After completing his four-year contract, he signed up with the Army, upset he had left his comrades. "Most people view love as a word or emotion, I view love as an act of commitment," he wrote on his blog. "My act of love is my service in the military protecting and preserving all the things I believe in most, so that my children, family, and friends can enjoy true freedom." Dunckley, 25, of Yardley, Pa., was killed May 14 in Salman Pak by small-arms fire. He was assigned to Fort Stewart and was on his second tour. He was athletic, earning a black belt in karate, studying fencing and dabbling in kickboxing. He is survived by his children Joshua, 3, and Hannah, 2, and wife, Jennifer. For their first date, Dunckley chartered a private plane to fly over New York City, which she had never visited. "He was my renaissance man," said his wife. "That''s what I called him all the time because everything he did, he did well."

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Sgt. Dunckley of Yardley, Pennsylvania always had an interest in karate and self-defense growing up, but it took a terrorist attack to make him think of defending something larger than himself. When 911 happened he didn't take kindly to his country being attacked. By January, 2002 he was a Marine on a mission to defend his country. He attained the rank of sergeant and was eventually sent to Iraq. He came back to the States, started a family then he enlisted in the Army trained as a sniper. He wanted to make Special Forces. Meanwhile he was a doting father to his two children. Though he was most recently serving in the Army, James would be ultimately remembered as a Marine. His wish was to be buried in his Marine uniform should anything happen to him. He was 25. Lambie Funeral Home.

Army
1st Battalion
15th Infantry Regiment
3rd Brigade Combat Team
3rd Infantry Division
Fort Benning, Georgia

In 2002, Allen J. Dunckley enlisted in the Marines, motivated by the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. He was sent to Iraq during the opening months of the war. After completing his four-year contract, he signed up with the Army, upset he had left his comrades. "Most people view love as a word or emotion, I view love as an act of commitment," he wrote on his blog. "My act of love is my service in the military protecting and preserving all the things I believe in most, so that my children, family, and friends can enjoy true freedom." Dunckley, 25, of Yardley, Pa., was killed May 14 in Salman Pak by small-arms fire. He was assigned to Fort Stewart and was on his second tour. He was athletic, earning a black belt in karate, studying fencing and dabbling in kickboxing. He is survived by his children Joshua, 3, and Hannah, 2, and wife, Jennifer. For their first date, Dunckley chartered a private plane to fly over New York City, which she had never visited. "He was my renaissance man," said his wife. "That''s what I called him all the time because everything he did, he did well."

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Sgt. Dunckley of Yardley, Pennsylvania always had an interest in karate and self-defense growing up, but it took a terrorist attack to make him think of defending something larger than himself. When 911 happened he didn't take kindly to his country being attacked. By January, 2002 he was a Marine on a mission to defend his country. He attained the rank of sergeant and was eventually sent to Iraq. He came back to the States, started a family then he enlisted in the Army trained as a sniper. He wanted to make Special Forces. Meanwhile he was a doting father to his two children. Though he was most recently serving in the Army, James would be ultimately remembered as a Marine. His wish was to be buried in his Marine uniform should anything happen to him. He was 25. Lambie Funeral Home.

Army
1st Battalion
15th Infantry Regiment
3rd Brigade Combat Team
3rd Infantry Division
Fort Benning, Georgia

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