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Marine Cpl. Richard O. Quill III

Died February 1, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom


22, of Roswell, Ga.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died Feb. 1 from a non-hostile cause in Anbar province, Iraq.

Georgia Marine killed in Iraq

The Associated Press

ATLANTA — A memorial service is scheduled Feb. 8 for a 22-year-old Marine corporal from Roswell who died earlier this month in Iraq.

The Defense Department said Richard O. Quill III died Feb. 1 in Anbar province of a “non-hostile cause,” but released no other details.

The department said Quill was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1 Marine Expeditionary Force, at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Quill, known as Richey, was a graduate of Roswell High School.

He played on community league sports teams and on football, baseball and basketball teams at Peachtree Middle School, Dunwoody High School and Roswell High, according to his family.

Quill, who was not married, was active with the youth group at Calvary Assembly of God in Dunwoody.

He was on his second tour of Iraq. Previously, he had been deployed to Okinawa, Japan.

A memorial service for Quill was to be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Calvary Assembly of God on Chamblee-Dunwoody Road.

Quill was to be buried Feb. 10 following a 1 p.m. funeral at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home in Nashville.

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