Being in the Marines tore away all the negative things about him and polished the good things. My little brother became a mature and responsible man. His head was no longer in the clouds.
— Tami Mould, sister
Dickinson was killed Aug 10 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Corporal Richard A. Rivera Jr., 20, of Ventura and Lance Corporal Gregory T. Buckley, 21, of Oceanside, N.Y., were also killed.
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