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Lance Cpl. Patrick R. Adle View/Sign Guest Book
Lance Cpl. Patrick R. Adle

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Age:   21
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Date of Death: 6/29/2004
Incident Location: Southeast of Baghdad
 
Branch of Military:   Marines
Rank: Lance Cpl.
Unit: 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group
Unit's Base: Folsom, Pa.

Cheerful and well-liked, Patrick R. Adle always drew a crowd when he celebrated life milestones such as graduating from high school or heading to Iraq. "The guy always had a smile on his face," said his cousin, Joshua Tackett. "You can''t put in words how great a person he was." The 21-year-old heavy equipment operator from Baltimore was killed June 29 by a roadside bomb in Baghdad. He was based in Folsom, Pa. Adle, who was a forklift operator in civilian life, came from a long line of military men and enlisted in the Marine Reserves some three years before his death. "I think he wanted the pride of being called a Marine," said Tackett, who is also a reservist. "It''s a feeling that can''t be taken away." Adle is survived by his father, Michael Adle, and his mother, Pamela Adle-Watts.
Source: Associated Press
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