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Citadel News Service

For Release
Nov. 17, 2004

 2001 graduate dies in Iraq

           Marine 1st Lt. Dan Thomas Malcom of Brinson, Ga., died Wednesday, Nov. 10, in Iraq. He will be buried with military honors in Arlington National Cemetery at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23. A Marine spokesman said anyone wishing to attend the Arlington service should arrive at the administration building no later than 2:30 p.m.

Dan Thomas Malcom in his senior photo in the 2001 edition of The Sphinx.
          Malcom, 25, graduated from The Citadel in 2001 with a degree in business administration. He was a Dean's List student and held rank in the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. His senior year he was Lima Company executive officer.

           According to a Department of Defense news release, Malcom died as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

           Kevin Bates, an '01 classmate, said Malcom threw himself into his military duties while at The Citadel.

           "Other than that, he was focused mainly on his studies and friends. He was always the calm headed one of us," Bates said. "He kinda pulled everyone together. He was always true to his beliefs and he appreciated the little things in life more than most of us do."

          Malcom is survived by his mother and a sister. A separate funeral is planned in Colquitt, Georgia for family members unable to travel to Washington. That service is scheduled at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19 in the funeral home chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18 at the funeral home. Flowers can be sent to Colquitt Funeral Home, 108 Grow St., Colquitt, Ga., 39837

          Those wishing to send expressions of sympathy to the family may write the sister, Mrs. Dana Killibrew, 5517 Williams Dr., Donalsonville, Ga 39845.

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