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.
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.