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Jonathan Tyler Yale

Corporal, Marine Corps

Born: January 22, 1987
Hometown: Burkeville, Virginia
Served In: Middle East
Casualty Date: April 22, 2008
Died In: Balad, Al Anbar Province, Iraq
Awards: Purple Heart, Navy Cross

Corporal Yale served with the 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment – 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He was killed when a suicide vehicle, carrying 2,000 pounds of explosives, detonated near his post.

He was a 2006 graduate of Prince Edward County High School.

He is buried in the Yale Family Cemetery,  Meherrin, Virginia.

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