Norwich University Alum killed in Action in Iraq

1LT M. H. DooleyNorwich University has learned of the death of graduate Mark Harold Dooley, a native of Wallkill, New York, who was killed in action in Iraq on September 17. Dooley, 27, was serving as a platoon leader as part of operation Task Force Saber and was killed by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) while on a routine patrol mission in Ramadi.

Dooley graduated from Wallkill Senior High School in 1997. He completed his studies at Norwich University in December of 2001 and was conferred a degree in Political Science and History in May of 2002.

Dooley had served as a police officer in Wilmington, Vermont, since November, 2004, and was a First Lieutenant in the Vermont Army National Guard. At the time of his death, Lieutenant Dooley was serving with Co A, 3-172nd Infantry Mountain Battalion from Jericho, Vermont. Dooley's unit was deployed to Iraq in January, 2005.

Dooley is survived by his parents, Peter and Marion Dooley of Wallkill, New York, and a brother, Peter.

memorial arrangements

On the Norwich University campus

Thursday, 29 September

  • Time of Reflection: 12:30-1:00 PM in White Chapel
  • Echo Taps: 11:30 PM

Friday, 30 September 2005

  • Flags flown at half staff throughout the day

In Rutland, Vermont

Thursday, 29 September 2005

  • Visitation Hours: 3-6:00 PM
    Clifford Funeral Home
    2 Washington Street
    Rutland, VT 05701

Friday 30 September 2005

  • Procession at 10:45am (Clifford Funeral Home)
  • Service to commence at 11:00 AM (Christ the King Church – walking distance from the funeral home)
    Christ the King Church
    66 South Main Street
    Rutland, VT 05701
  • Reception to follow at the:
    Vermont Police Academy at 1:00 PM
    317 Sanitorium Road
    Pittsford, VT 05763