CPL. DUSTIN J. LIBBY

Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:18 p.m.

PRESQUE ISLE and MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP, ENDLETON, Calif.- Cpl. Dustin J. Libby, 22, died Dec. 6, 2006, in honorable service to his country while stationed in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. He was born Jan. 4, 1984, in Presque Isle, the son of Judson L. Libby and Geni L. Libby. Dustin graduated from Presque Isle High School’s Adult Education Program, Class of 2003. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps, graduating February 2004 with a meritorious promotion to private 1st class. Dustin went on to serve proudly with the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Echo Company based at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Cpl. Libby’s first stay at Camp Pendleton was short, as he was almost immediately deployed to support Operation Iraqi Freedom, in summer 2004. Dustin returned from his first deployment to Iraq in fall 2004, after which he remained stateside until his second overseas deployment to Okinawa, Japan. During this deployment, he traveled to Hawaii, Okinawa, Japan and participated in joint training with Philippine military. Dustin returned stateside, where he met his fiance in California. Dustin’s last deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom brought him back to Ar Ramadi, where he proudly led a squad of 12 men. Dustin enjoyed outdoor activities, spending time with family and friends, being a Marine and above all else, being in love with his fiance. Dustin is survived by his fiance, Jeannine Gonzalez; her parents, Jill and Lois; his mother, Geni Libby; his father, Judson Libby; his brother, Christopher Libby and fiance, Heather Ayotte; his maternal grandparents, James and Annis Roope; his aunts and uncles, Annette Roope and children, Alan and Kathy Roope and children, David and Laura Roope and children, Mark and Gloria Goughan and children and grandchildren; stepmother, Deborah Sloan; and far more friends and Marines than can be listed here. Relatives and friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church St., Presque Isle. A private memorial service will be held Wednesday at the funeral home. Gifts in Dustin’s honor may be made to DAV Memorial Program, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

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