Friday, February 4, 2005

Merrimack resident killed in Iraq

Outside the Merrimack American Legion Hall this week.

In Memory of Legionaire Cpl Tim Gibson, USMC

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From's Calendar of
US Military Dead
during Iraq War
, January 28th, 2005.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of 11 Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Staff Sgt. Brian D. Bland, 26, of Weston, Wyo.

Sgt. Michael W. Finke Jr., 28, of Huron, Ohio.

1st Lt. Travis J. Fuller, 26, of Granville, Mass.

Cpl. Timothy M. Gibson, 23, of Hillsborough, N.H.

Cpl. Richard A. Gilbert Jr., 26, of Montgomery, Ohio.

Cpl. Kyle J. Grimes, 21, of Northampton, Pa.

Lance Cpl. Tony L. Hernandez, 22, of Canyon Lake, Texas.

Cpl. Nathaniel K. Moore, 22, of Champaign, Ill.

Lance Cpl. Gael Saintvil, 24, of Orange, Fla.

Cpl. Nathan A. Schubert, 22, of Cherokee, Iowa.

Lance Cpl. Michael L. Starr Jr., 21, of Baltimore, Md.

All died Jan. 26 when the CH-53E helicopter they were in crashed near Ar Rutbah, Iraq. Hernandez was assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. The others were assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.