Wednesday, August 03, 2005

More Dead Marines

Another brutal day in Iraq. 14 more Marines were killed when a bomb exploded under their vehicle. And these fine Marines were from the same unit that lost six men earlier this week. From the Boston Globe:

The 14 Marines killed in Iraq on Wednesday by a roadside bomb were members of the same Ohio-based battalion that lost six Marines two days earlier, a Marine Corps spokesman said.

The Marines were members of the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines based in this Cleveland suburb, according to Gunnery Sgt. Brad R. Lauer, public affairs chief with the unit.


The 14 died when a Marine armored vehicle on patrol during combat operations near the Syrian border hit a roadside bomb. It was one of the deadliest single attacks in Iraq against American forces. A civilian interpreter also was killed.

Personal Note: My former intern, one of the best teachers and best men I have ever had the pleasure to observe and work with, was supposed to have deployed to Iraq recently after OCS. I hope to God that he is okay.
These Marines killed today just add to the anger I feel at the Bush Administration for screwing up this Iraq Adventure. 'Mission Accomplished'? Bullshit.
(Crossposted by Bostondreamer at Floridablues)
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