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The Final Duty Station This forum is presented by Retired GySgt Bill Conroy. It is a listing of those that have received orders for their final duty station. These Marines have given their all. We now give our honor.

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Old 02-10-2007, 23:03 PM
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Thomas J. Gagner, 27, Lake Havasu City, AZ

Lake Havasu City, Ariz. - Thomas J. Gagner, 27 died Saturday, March 9, 2002 in a traffic accident in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.

Mass of Christian burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Brooks with Father Tim Bushy officiating. Cindy Lambert was the organist. Vocalists included Carolyn Rystad, Tanya Melby, Lori Melby, and Steph Koralewski. Jacob Riendeau and Jordan Riendeau were the mass servers, and Rose Wold, Karen Larson, and Clarence Gagner were the eucharistic ministers. Claire Berberich was the reader. Gift bearers were Tracy Carriere and Bobbi DuChamp. Serving as casketbearers were Cary Berberich, John Berberich, Lance Berberich, Greg Hahn, Brian Peterson, and Tony Plante. Honorary casketbearers were the members of the Oklee High School Class of 1993. Military honors were accorded by the Plummer American Legion Post. Interment was in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Brooks with Green Funeral Home of Thief River Falls in charge of the arrangements.

Thomas Jay Gagner was born on March 2, 1975 in Thief River Falls, the son of Poncho and Char (Berberich) Gagner. He grew up in Brooks and graduated from Oklee High School. In June of 1993, Tom joined the United States Marine Corps and served three years in Twenty Nine Palms, Calif. and two six-month tours in Okinawa, Japan.

On December 9, 1995, Tom married Deserie Black. The couple made their home in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. with their four children. Previous, Tom worked for United van Lines in Lake Havasu City, and he was currently employed by Bear Trucking of San Bernadino, Calif.

He enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting, four-wheeling, and especially, spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include two sons, Cody and Kyle Gagner; two stepdaughters, Amanda and Ashley Black; his parents, Poncho and Char Gagner of Brooks; a sister, Jenny (Mark Yawitz) Gagner of Phoenix, Ariz.; and a brother, Derek Gagner of Brooks, his grandparents, Robert and Rose Gagner and Frederic and Delores Berberich. .

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Old 02-17-2008, 18:40 PM
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Proud to have known and served with Tom

I set out tonight to find a great friend who I served with in the Marine Corps. I found that his life ended suddenly. Tom you were a great friend and great man. You and I had lots of great times together. Semper Fi Marine! Guard the gates of heaven with honor. I love you brother.
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