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Lance Cpl. Patrick O’Day, 20, of Sonoma, California,drowned on March 24, 2003 when an Abrams tank plunged off a bridge into the Euphrates River on the west side of Nasiriyah, iraq. He was assigned to 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, TwentyninePalms, CA.

Cpl. Chad Oligschlaeger, 21, of Roundrock, Texas, was being treated for PTSD when he died in his sleep at Camp Pendleton, Calif., in May 2008.

Lance Corporal Eric J. Orlowski 3/23/03 of Buffalo, N.Y., was killed in an accidental discharge of a .50-caliber machine gun.

Pvt. Elijah M. Ortega, 19, of Oxnard, California, died September 26, 2005 as result of a non-hostile gunshot wound at Camp Baharia, Iraq. Ortega was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

LCpl Jonathan Mathew Outz, 20, of Jacksonville, NC. Died on January 22, 2008. “Reportedly shot himself with a 12 gauge shotgun purchased that day at Wal-Mart.”

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Capt. Joshua C. Pairsh, 29, of Equality, Ill., died Jan. 22, 2012 in the United States of a non-combat related illness. He was assigned to 4th Civil Affairs Group, Marine Forces Reserve, based out of 
Washington, D.C.

Cpl. Joshua D. Palmer, 24, of Blandinsville, Illinois, died November 8, 2004 as a result of a non-hostile vehicle incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Palmer was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

LCpl. Eric A. Palmisano, 27, of Florence, Wis., died April 2, 2006, after the truck he was riding in rolled over in a flash flood near Al Asad, Iraq. The incident also resulted in the death of six other Marines and a Navy petty officer. Palmisano was listed as Duty Status – Whereabouts Unknown until his body was recovered April 11. He was assigned to 1st Transportation Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif

LCpl. Javier Perales Jr., 19, of San Elizario, Texas, died June 11, 3008 from a non-hostile incident in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. The incident is currently under investigation.

Lance Cpl. Richard A. Perez, Jr., 19, of Las Vegas, Nevada. Perez died as a result of non-hostile vehicle incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 6th Motor
Transport Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Las Vegas, Nevada. Died on February 10, 2005.

Lance Cpl. Neil D. Petsche, 21, of Lena, Illinois, died December 21, 2004 due to injuries received in a non-hostile vehicle incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Petsche was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California.

Lance Cpl. Steven L. Phillips 27, Company I, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force Chesapeake, Virginia Died from a non-hostile vehicle accident during combat operations against enemy forces near Qaim, Iraq, on February 7, 2006.

Sgt. Jan Pawel Pietrzak, 24, died October 15, 2008 along with his wife. Murdered by four fellow Marines who eventually confessed to the crime.

Jason Pirro Last year, supposedly hanged himself at least that is the “Official” report from the Marine Corps. The biggest problem with that is simply this: less than one hour before Jason was found hanged in a bathroom stall he had breakfast with his friends in the mess hall; all of whom have
stated essentially the following: “Jason was in very high spirits as he was getting discharged in a couple of days. He would be home when his wife had their second child…he was elated at going home finally.” Less than an hour later Jason was found hanged and the Marine Corps wrote off his death as a “suicide.” The Marine Corps completely ignored the fact that for months while awaiting his “discharge” Jason had been subject to a string of brutal hazing at the base.

Sgt. Marquis R. Porter, 28, of Brighton, Mass., died Jan. 11, 2009 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. The incident is under investigation.

Lance Cpl. Christopher M. Poston, 20, of Glendale, Arizona. Poston died from a non-hostile vehicle accident in Hit, Iraq. He was assigned to Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine
Regiment, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on October 17, 2005.

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Cpl. Richard O. Quill III 22, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force Roswell, Georgia Died of a non-hostile cause in Anbar province, Iraq, on February 1,2007



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