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Jeremy Kane, Student at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, died on January 23, 2010. Jeremy attended The College of Arts & Sciences, Camden Campus and was a Criminal Justice major.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Platt Memorial Chapels in Cherry Hill. I ask you to take a moment to reflect upon the sacrifice of this fallen hero, and to keep all of the members of our military in our thoughts.

Statement from Rutgers-Camden Dean Margaret Marsh on Death of Student in Afghanistan
January 25, 2010

It is with great sorrow that I report the tragic loss of a member of our campus community.

On Saturday, Jan. 23, Jeremy Kane, a College of Arts and Sciences student majoring in criminal justice, died from injuries sustained while on patrol in the Helmand Province in Afghanistan. A lance corporal in the United States Marine Corps, Jeremy was killed by a suicide bomb attack while serving our nation. He was 22.

This is an extraordinarily difficult time for Jeremy’s family and friends. We share their sadness and extend our sincerest condolences. I encourage you to keep them in your thoughts.

Although I did not have the opportunity to know him well, I am told that Jeremy was a bright, dedicated student who was passionate about his studies. Media reports indicate that Jeremy was equally focused on his family, his friends, and his commitment to serving our nation. The entire Rutgers-Camden community mourns the loss of a friend, a classmate, a student, and an individual with such great potential. Our nation is the poorer for the loss of such a courageous and dedicated citizen and member of our armed forces.

We all are affected profoundly by these events. Counseling is available for students, faculty and staff through our Health Services Office on the second floor of the Campus Center. I urge everyone who wishes to do so to avail themselves of these services. Health Services may be reached at 856- 225-6005.

Media reports on this sad situation include:

Star-Ledger (Jan. 24, 2010)

Courier-Post (Jan. 25, 2010)

Philadelphia Inquirer (Jan. 25, 2010)

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