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Joseph Trane McCloud

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Marine Major Joseph Trane McCloud lost his life on a mission in Iraq on Monday, December 4, 2006. Trane was born on December 14, 1966 in Elizabethton, Tennessee. He is survived by his wife, Maggie (formerly of Sayville, New York) and their children, Hayden (7), Grace (5) and Meghan (2); his mother and step-father, Roma and Carl J. Anderson; father, Ron McCloud; brother, Richmond McCloud; sister, Dawn Fattore (John); in-laws, Ann and the late Jack Hayden; Jack Hayden (brother in law) and Kelly Fallon (sister in law).

After graduating from the University of Tennessee in 1989, he served 17 dedicated years in the Marine Corps. He was serving in Iraq, with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, when he paid the ultimate sacrifice; the helicopter he was flying on, crash landed in a lake in the Anbar Province, near Baghdad. Trane was a devoted husband, father, son, and a Marine's Marine, who believed freedom is precious and well worth protecting. Mission accomplished Trane...farewell in peace.

Friends may call at the DEMAINE FUNERAL HOME, 520 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA, where the family will be present on Thursday, December 14, 2006 from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 15, 10 a.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8710 Mt. Vernon Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309. Interment to follow at Arlington National Cemetery with Full Military Honors.

Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 9, 2006
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