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Jerome David Hatfield

Master Sergeant, Marine Corps

Born: October 23, 1972
Hometown: Clifton, Virginia
Served In: Middle East
Casualty Date: July 11, 2009
Died In: Khan Neshin, Helmand Province, Afghanistan

Master Sergeant Hatfield served with the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina as the company operations chief for the battalion’s Delta Company. He died from wounds suffered from small arms fire.

He graduated from Tunstall High School in Danville, Virginia and enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1991. He had served previous tours in Iraq in 2006 and 2008.

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