Governor Signs Resolve to Honor Fallen Maine Marine

April 12, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 Contact: Adrienne Bennett (207) 287-2531

Augusta, Maine – Governor Paul LePage signed a resolve today that will designate the public hiking trail leading to the summit of Haystack Mountain in the Town of Castle Hill in Aroostook County the Dustin J. Libby Trail, in honor of the late Corporal Dustin J. Libby, United States Marine Corps.

22 year-old Corporal Libby died December 6, 2006 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Libby was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California.

Governor LePage was joined by Corporal Libby’s mother, brother, nephew and wife as the resolve was signed. Representative Alexander Willette, the sponsor, also attended the signing. “These are unfortunate circumstances. The sacrifice your family has endured is something no family should have to go through. It is important to remember Corporal Libby’s service, sacrifice and dedication to our State and Nation,” Governor LePage said.

Corporal Libby was born in Presque Isle, Maine in 1984. He was serving his second tour of Iraq at the time of his death. Corporal Libby had previously served in Iraq in 2004. Between his two Iraq tours he also deployed on an overseas tour to Okinawa, Japan.

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Governor LePage speaking with Corporal Dustin Libby’s family prior to the resolve signing Tuesday