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LCpl. Joel Wildrick
U.S. Marine Corps
Lance Corporal Joel Wildrick if from Ravenden. He is a member of the 1st Division, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines now serving as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
He deployed on February 6 to Kuwait then to Iraq. He is the son of Sherry and Lee Wildrick.
"We hope you hurry home safely."