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Staff Sgt Scott E. Dickinson

Born: February 25, 1983
Died: August 10, 2013 in Helmand, Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. Scott E. Dickinson of San Diego, California died at age 29 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. His parent command was 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Also killed were Marine Cpl. Richard A. Rivera Jr., 20 of Ventura, Calif., and Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley, 21, of Oceanside, N.Y. Dickinson was an embarkation chief by trade but was serving as a logistics adviser to the Afghan police. Dickinson was an embarkation chief with Headquarters Company, 3rd Marine Regiment and was deployed as a logistics adviser as part of an Afghan National Civil Order Police Garrison Advisory Team. His personal awards include the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Sea Service Deployment ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, NATO International Security Assistance Force Afghanistan Medal and a Certificate of Commendation. Arlington National Cemetery – Sec 60 Site 10209

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