\n\nJustin Jeffrey Dredge, age 34, died on December 21, 2020 in Murray, Utah; due to injuries sustained while serving our country as a US Marine.\n\nJustin was born January 29, 1986 in American Fork, Utah to Jeffrey Lynn Dredge and Denise Squire Dredge.\n\nHe grew up in Murray, Utah. He was a proud Eagle Scout through the Boys Scouts of America. He graduated from Murray High school in 2004. He enjoyed playing football, basketball, canyoneering, and riding motorcycles. He was very neat and like to have things organized. He was fun to be around and a great friend.\n\nJustin proudly joined the United States Marine Corp. in 2005. He graduated Boot Camp from Camp Pendleton as the platoon guide as he received the Leatherneck Award. It was one of his proudest moments.\n\nHe wanted nothing more than to serve our country. He served three deployments, two of which were to Iraq. He served as an infantryman and later a squad radio operator. He was well liked and considered to be hardworking, proficient, and dependable.\n\nOne of his commanders said that he “will always be judged by his performance in Iraq, which was very courageous. The idea of a Marine at his age and experience, performing like that was unheard of. One day, come to mind, when our unit got hit with mortar fire, and I will always remember, PFC Dredge right there with his fellow Marines carrying wounded and doing everything in his power to do whatever it took to save his fellow Marines lives.”\n\nHe was injured in the line of duty by the hand of a suicide bomber on February 7, 2007 after being med evacuated for 10 days and he requested to return to his unit. He later received the Purple Heart. He was honorably discharged after four years of service to our country. Like any true Marine: once a Marine, always a Marine. Semper fidelis “always faithful.”\n\nCivilian life proved to be challenging due to his Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He fought valiantly and courageously to overcome these challenges. He was able to get his associates degree from Salt Lake Community College and was proud of that accomplishment.\n\nHe served the veterans community in the area by providing rides to fellow veterans that needed it. This brought much satisfaction to him.\n\nHe is survived by his parents, Jeffrey Lynn and Denise Squire Dredge. His siblings: Melissa (Steve) Callister of Texas, Jordan (Amy) Dredge, Trevor Dredge, and Jackelyn (McKay) Mann. His nieces and nephews: Allison, Amy, Jane C., Samuel, Jack, Kate, Jane D., and Rocklyn. Grandparents: Wilford Lynn and Annette Dredge, and Scott Squire. \n\nJustin has a huge heart. He wanted to be a good example and help others. He loved to be with his nieces and nephews, and be with family when he could.\n\nA private service will be held with family on December 30, 2020 at 11:00 AM, with streaming available. He will be laid to rest at Camp Williams in the Utah Veterans Cemetery and Memorial Park with a public graveside service at 1:00 PM. To view the service online and to leave online condolences, please visit www.jenkins-soffe.com.\n\nWe would like to thank all who served with and loved Justin.\n\nIn lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Wounded Warrior Project, a service that really helped Justin. (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org).