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Last Updated: 8/31/2022 3:37 PM

Marine Cpl. Eric R. Lueken

Died April 22, 2006 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

Age 23, of Dubois, Indiana; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; killed April 22 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Anbar Province, Iraq

Alec Terwiske

July 6, 1991-September 3, 2012

Graduated NEDubois May 2010

Left for USMC boot camp July 19, 2010 earned his EGA October 15, 2010

He was a tanker and drove the M1A1 Tank and was with the 4th Tank Battalion Echo Company. 

He was deployed to Afghanistan April 2012 with the 1st Combat Engineers Battalion Mobile Assault Company. 

He was killed in a hostile combat situation in Helmand Province Afghanistan 


He was the only known marine that was killed in action in the history of the 4th Tank Battalion since 1943 and his uniform is on display at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. 


He loved God, his family, friends, and country.