1st Lt. Marcus A. Dyl mobilized for upcoming military police duty in Iraq

Army Public Affairs

LAQUEY, Mo. (Dec. 2, 2009) — Army Reserve 1st Lt. Marcus A. Dyl, a 2001 graduate of Laquey R-V High School, has been mobilized and activated for deployment overseas to a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Operation Iraqi Freedom is the official name given to military operations involving members of the U.S. armed forces and coalition forces participating in efforts to free and secure Iraq. Mission objectives focus on force protection, peacekeeping, stabilization, security and counter-insurgency operations as the Iraqi transitional governing bodies assume full sovereign powers to govern the peoples of Iraq. Members from all branches of the U.S. military and multinational forces are also assisting in rebuilding Iraq's economic and governmental infrastructure, and training and preparing Iraqi military and security forces to assume full authority and responsibility in defending and preserving Iraq's sovereignty and independence as a democracy.

Dyl, a platoon leader, is a member of the 354th Military Police Company, based in St. Louis. He has served in the military for seven years.

He is the son of Bernard P. and Susan E. Dyl of Waynesville. He earned a bachelor's degree in 2006 from Missouri State University in Springfield.

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