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April 3, 2003

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Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph B. Maglione, 22, Lansdale, Pa.

An architectural engineering major at Drexel University, Maglione was activated March 7 and stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif., before being deployed to Kuwait on Sunday, his mother said.

Maglione called home several times to say goodbye before he left.

``I told him that our prayers were with him, and I was proud of him,″ said his mother, Rosemarie Corr. ``He said he loved me and he’d miss me.″

Maglione died Tuesday in a ``non-combat weapon discharge″ at Camp Coyote, Kuwait, the Defense Department said. His death was under investigation.

Maglione joined the reserves in 2000 because ``he wanted to serve his country. He was so proud of being a Marine. He thought the Marines were the best, the bravest,″ his mother said.

Maglione was assigned to Bridge Company B, 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, based in Folsom, Pa. His mother said he was ready to go to war.

``He thought he was going to fix everything,″ she said.

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