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Old 08-14-2009, 04:49 PM
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Post SGT William J. Cahir, 40, of Washington D.C. (Afghanistan)

DOD NEWS RELEASE No. 618-09 Dated August 14, 2009

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Sgt. William J. Cahir, 40, of Washington D.C., died Aug. 13 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 4th Civil Affairs Group, Marine Forces Reserve, based out of Washington D.C.
For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the Marine Forces Reserve public affairs office at (504) 678-6539; or after hours (504) 235-6128.

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Remains of Marine Sgt. Bill Cahir arrive at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware
by Express-Times staff
Saturday August 15, 2009, 8:48 PM

The remains of U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Bill Cahir arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Del., this afternoon. Cahir's family agreed to allow members of the media to photograph and film the arrival.

Cahir, a former Express-Times Washington, D.C., correspondent, was killed Thursday in Afghanistan. The 40-year-old was struck by enemy gunfire in Helmand Province, according to the Department of Defense.

He is survived by his parents, John and Mary Anne Cahir, and his wife, Rene Browne, who is expecting the couple's first children -- twin girls. Cahir will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, but no funeral arrangements have been made.

The Bill Cahir Memorial Fund has been established for the education and care of his children.

Also today, Lock Haven Mayor Rick Vilello unveiled a banner recognizing Cahir, a Bellefonte, Pa., native, as a hometown hero.

Motivated by the Sept. 11 terror attacks, Cahir joined the Marine Corps at age 34. He wrote about his unique boot camp experience for The Express-Times in a piece published July 4, 2004.

Before making a decision about enlistment in November 2003, Cahir sought the counsel of former Lehigh Valley Congressman and Assistant Secretary of Defense Paul McHale, a retired Marine colonel. McHale recalled that conversation and reflected Friday on his relationship with Cahir.

Cahir served two tours in Iraq from August 2004 to March 2005 then from September 2006 to April 2007. In January 2008, he left behind his journalism career to seek public office.

Below is a video Cahir made during his run for Congress. In it, he explains how to pronounce his last name. His wife and the couple's dog, Frankenstein, make cameos.

He sought the 5th Congressional District's Democratic nomination, but lost to Clearfield County Commissioner Mark McCracken.

Cahir was deployed to Afghanistan in May. He was part of the Selected Reserve Marines assigned to 4th Civil Affairs Group, Marine Expeditionary Brigade.

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