Army Ranger from
Spc. Joseph Whiting Dimock II, 21, Wildwood was killed during in an explosion at an ammunition holding facility during a check of the inventory.
The explosion also injured another Ranger.
Dimock enlisted in the U.S. Army in August 2007, according to a release from the U.S. Army Special Operations Command. For nearly three years, he served as a rifleman in 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment.
Dimock represented everything right with
"His loss is felt across the entire battalion and our thoughts and prayers are with the Dimock family."
was on his second deployment to
"Spc. Dimock was a warrior who chose a higher calling and deployed three times in support of the Nation. Joseph remains a hero to our Nation, the Army, and his family,” said Col. Michael Kurilla, Commander of the 75th Ranger Regiment.
Dimock is survived by his parents, Joseph and Ellen Dimock, and two younger brothers.
north suburban U.S. Army Ranger serving his second tour of duty in
Specialist Joseph Dimock, 21, was taking inventory at the ammunition depot Saturday when the explosion occurred. He was killed and another soldier was injured.
a few weeks ago, Dimock visited his neighborhood in the small town of
graduated in 2007 from
"Everybody loves Joey," said Pastor Kathy Bostrom, Wildwood Presbyterian Church. "He was wonderful, energetic, a man of integrity and fun and joy. He's going to be greatly missed. He is like a son to our church."
Specialist Dimock's parents released a statement:
son, US Army Ranger Joseph W. Dimock II, gave his life in the service of our country
on Saturday, July 10, in
The family's pastor said Dimock had a strong heart for service. She said she believes that was why he chose, right out of high school, to serve his country.
enlisted in the U.S. Army in August 2007 and served as a rifleman. He was
assigned to Company E, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army
Dimock was awarded several medals during his military career.
*** KIA ***
Spc. Joseph W. Dimock II
17 JUL 10
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The Department of Defense announced the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Joseph W. Dimock II, 21, of Wildwood, IL died July 10 at
The family of Spc. Joseph Dimock has invited the Patriot Guard to pay honor to our hero as we meet the plane that will bring him back to Wildwood, Illinois for services. Please join us as we gather at the airport to show honor and respect for this young man and escort him back to Wildwood.
DATE: Saturday, July 17, 2010
Stage at 0800
Monday, 19 Jul 10
Wildwood Presbyterian Church
flagline will follow
wake times 1400 - 2100
Tuesday, 20 Jul 10
Wildwood Presbyterian Church
STAGING : 0845
At the conclusion of the funeral we will escort Joseph to his final resting place a few miles away.
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