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Age:   22
Hometown: Thornton, CO
Date of Death: 3/23/2003
Incident Location: Near Nasiriyah, Iraq
Branch of Military:   Marines
Rank: Lance Cpl.
Unit: 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade
Unit's Base: Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Marine Lance Cpl. Thomas J. Slocum was a troubled teenager when the Marines turned his life around. "He was gung-ho," said Slocum''s stepfather, Stanley Cooper. "Once he got in the Marines, he was in it all the way. He didn''t do anything halfway." "We''re very, very proud of him," Cooper said. Slocum, 22, of Thornton, Colo., died in combat March 23. A Navy veteran, Cooper suggested his stepson join the military. Slocum hadn''t been a good student before signing up, but his grades improved and he made the honor roll before graduating in 1998, Cooper said.
Source: Associated Press
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