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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Michael P. Cassidy Army Physician Assistant

Capt. Michael P. Cassidy, 41, an Army physician assistant who grew up in Arlington County, died June 17 in Mosul, Iraq, of injuries suffered in a noncombat incident, according to a statement from the Department of Defense. A Fort Stewart public affairs spokesman said that the death is under investigation.

Capt. Cassidy was serving in the Army National Guard when he signed up for active duty after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, his parents said. He worked as a medic in South Korea before being stationed in Iraq, where he was serving his second tour at the time of his death. Capt. Cassidy intended to pursue a military career, his family said.

Michael Paul Cassidy was born in Wheaton. He attended Arlington's Yorktown High School, where he played cello in the orchestra and tuba in the band. He graduated in 1986 as co-valedictorian. He studied history at Oberlin College in Ohio, graduating in 1991, and he later took graduate classes in pre-medical and chiropractic studies.

Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Johanna Reed Cassidy, and two daughters, Catherine Cassidy and Amber Cassidy, all of Simpsonville, S.C.; his parents, Henry and Susan Cassidy of Arlington; and two sisters.

-- Emily Langer

Mark Carroll Academic Publishing Executive

Mark Carroll, 86, who worked in academic publishing in New England before coming to Washington as chief of the National Park Service's professional publications division from 1972 to 1986, died July 1 at Carriage Hill Bethesda, a nursing home. He had cardiovascular disease.

After retiring in 1986, Mr. Carroll served as the director of George Mason University Press until 1990 and later as a consultant for the Georgetown University Press and the Woodrow Wilson Center, among other institutions.

Mark Sullivan Carroll was a Boston native who served in the Army's armored infantry in Europe during World War II. His military decorations included the Purple Heart.

He graduated from Harvard in 1950 and worked briefly as a news editor at a Boston radio station before going to work at Yale University Press, where he was employed until 1968. He served from 1968 to 1972 as director of Harvard University Press.

Mr. Carroll was a founder and the first presiding officer of the Washington Book Publishers. He was a former member of the board of directors of numerous other professional organizations, including the Association of American University Presses and the Association of American Publishers.

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