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Sally Roe MacDonald, died on Monday, September 11, 2017 of a ruptured brain aneurysm, while serving as the Associate Dean of Students at the Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, VA. Born on August 9, 1975 in Phoenixville, PA, and a member of the Class of 1993, she attended East Bay High School (Gibsonton, FL) and Glen Burnie High School (Glen Burnie, MD). She received her Bachelor of Science in Social Science from Towson University in 1998, Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland in 2002, and her Master of Laws Degree from the JAG Legal Center and School in 2011. Additionally, LTC MacDonald had an operational deployment to Iraq as an Administrative Law Attorney for the 13th Corp Support Command.
A running enthusiast, she completed the Marine Corp and Baltimore Marathons and regularly participated in the Army 10 Miler.
LTC MacDonald's military awards include Bronze Star, Meritorious Service, Army Commendation, National Defense Service, Iraq Campaign, and Global War on Terrorist Service Medals. She is also entitled to wear the Parachute Badge.
LTC MacDonald is survived by her son, Ian Nixon; mother, Mary MacDonald; father, Bruce (Darlene) MacDonald; brother, Ian (Erin) MacDonald; nephew, Jackson MacDonald; niece, Reese MacDonald; uncles, Gordon (Marie) MacDonald, Howard (Julie) Wescott and Thomas (Casey) Kilgore; aunts, Marcy (Robert) Russell, Sally (Donald) Rinehart and Clare MacDonald; nine beloved cousins; and extended family. She was predeceased by her uncle, Douglas MacDonald and aunt, Susan Kilgore.
A memorial ceremony will be held for LTC MacDonald at 3 p.m., on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at The JAG Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, VA. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery on a later date.

Published in The Washington Post on Sept. 19, 2017
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