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Richard Patrick Slocum


Home of Record: Saugus
Date of Birth: February 2, 1985
High School: Saugus High School

Service: United States Marine Corps
Rank: Lance Corporal
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Unit: 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force
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Based: Marine Corps Base Hawaii
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom

Incident Date: October 24, 2004
Casualty Date: October 24, 2004
Age at Loss: 19
Location: Abu Ghraib, Baghdad, Iraq
Remains: Eternal Valley Memorial Park, Newhall

Narrative: LCpl Richard P. Slocum of Saugus joined the Marine Corps right out of high school and served in a combat role with the 3rd Marine Division in Iraq. At age 19, he was killed while manning a machine gun in the turret of a Humvee when it accidentally crashed while trying to avoid a barrier near Abu Gharib, Iraq, on October 24, 2004. LCpl Slocum is buried at Eternal Valley Cemetery in Newhall, Calif.


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Ricky Slocum Memorial Fund

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The mission of the Ricky Slocum Memorial Fund is to honor and support our veterans and their families. We do this by providing financial support for education and job retraining, as well as assisting in areas where gaps in services or additional needs have been identified.


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