Corey Dodge, 40, died August 22, 2015 in Kabul, Afghanistan as the result of a terrorist car bomb attack on his NATO convoy. He was born October 31, 1974 in Dover-Foxcroft. He graduated from Dexter Regional High School, Class of 1993.
Corey was one of the three U.S. civilian contractors killed in the blast that destroyed several vehicles where at least 12 people were killed, mostly Afghan civilians. Corey was working for DynCorp International, a private military contractor based in McLean, Virginia in efforts for the U.S.-led coalition, NATO Resolute Support Mission.
He was a son, husband, father of four, uncle, cousin; his love for his family saw no boundaries. Corey had just been home in June and took his family on vacation to the outer banks of North Carolina. He returned to duty on July 6th and was due home again for good on October 9th.
Corey left this world a brave man. He died while protecting our freedoms doing a job he was so proud of. Corey served in the U.S. Army. He had worked at the Maine State Prison, the Dexter Police Department and with the Knox County Sheriff’s office in Rockland, where he was named deputy of the year in 2002. For the past 9 years he had been working in Afghanistan training police officers and later, escorting high-ranking government officials as security detail with DynCorp International.
“He had a special way with people, and people respected him for it,” Larry Hesseltine, Waldoboro Police Officer, Corey’s former supervisor at Knox County Sheriff’s Department.
“We’ve lost a husband, father, son, colleague, friend, a patriot, a man who was living in the prime of his life,” Dodge “dedicated his life to protecting the innocent,” “In the depths of his person, in the core of his sole, Corey was a warrior; wired from the womb to protect the defenseless,” Roger Davis, Chaplain, Maine State Police.
To honor Corey Dodge, his daughter Sami Dodge requested to retrieve his tribute stone from the shores of Nags Head, NC; this was were the family had their last family vacation in June.
Corey will not be forgotten.