Marine Lance Cpl.

Alan Dinh Lam

Died April 22, 2003 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom


Marine Lance Cpl. Alan D. Lam, 19, of Snow Camp, N.C., graduated from Southern Alamance High School in 2001, and graduated from basic training at Parris Island, S.C., in early 2002. Southern Alamance Principal Kent Byrd remembered Lam as a talented artist who worked on the school newspaper staff. Alan was killed, April 22, 2003, in a non-hostile accident with two other Marines when a rocket- propelled grenade launcher they were firing for familiarization malfunctioned on a firing range near the city of Al Kut, Iraq. He was assigned to the 8th Communication Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.