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LCpl. Saeed Jafarkhani-Torshizi, Jr., 24, of Fort Worth, Texas. Jafarkhani-Torshizi died when the CH-53E helicopter he was in crashed near Ar Rutbah, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Died on January 26, 2005.

James Jenkins 23, San Diego10/1/2005. A Marine’s fall from Iraq heroism Thursday, October 13, 2005 By Kevin Shea. Staff Writer. James Jenkins left Hamilton for the Marines in 2001 as a solid young man and citizen, his family and a former coach say. He was a Nottingham High School graduate, a star wrestler and talked of turning his military training into a career with the U.S. Secret Service. But something went terribly wrong. By all accounts, Jenkins was an excellent Marine. He’d served two tours of duty in Iraq with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, based at Camp Pendleton, Calif. And of the many awards that were pinned on his uniform, one was a Bronze Star with a combat V for valor. But the James Jenkins whose picture was plastered all over the news in the San Diego area two weeks ago was described as an AWOL soldier who’d gone on a violent crime spree with a stolen gun. He’d robbed, kidnapped and even tried to sexually assault a woman he had carjacked at gunpoint. Police said he was considered armed and dangerous – and possibly suicidal. On Sept. 28, with federal agents at his fiancee’s front door in Oceanside, Calif., Jenkins shot himself. He died six hours later

LCpl. Robert L. Johnson, 21, of Central Point, Ore., died Dec. 20, 2008 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 5th Combat Logistics Battalion, 1st Combat Logistics Regiment, 1st Marine Logistics Group, Camp Pendleton, Calif. The incident is under investigation

Cpl. Stephen P. Johnson, 24, of Covina, California. Johnson died when the CH-53E helicopter he was in crashed near Ar Rutbah, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Died
on January 26, 2005.

SSgt. Phillip A. Jordan, 42, of Enfield, Connecticut, died on March 23, 2003 in Nasiriyah, Iraq, of friendly fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, NC.

LCpl. Kevin B. Joyce, 19, of Ganado, Arizona, died June 25, 2005 after falling into the Pech River while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan. His body was recovered on July 4 and
positively identified on July 7. Joyce was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Joyce graduated from boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego Aug. 20, 2004; he graduated from the School of Infantry at Camp Pendleton Oct. 27, 2004, where he trained to become a rifleman. He arrived in Hawaii Oct. 28,
2004, and was assigned to Company E, 2/3. Joyce traveled with his unit to Afghanistan June 2, 2005, to conduct operations in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Spence is survived by mother. His awards include the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Afghanistan Campaign Medal

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Sgt. Dennis E. Kancler, 26, of Brecksville, OH, died on July 31, 2011 in a house fire in Herat Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command’s 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Cpl. Sean P. Kelly, 23, of Gloucester, New Jersey. Kelly died when the CH-53E helicopter he was in crashed near Ar Rutbah, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Died on January 26, 2005.

Cpl. Derek Kerns died during a training accident in Morocco, April 11, 2012 when the MV-22 Osprey he were flying in crashed while participating in the bi-lateral training exercise called African Lion 12. He was a crew chief with the 24th MEU’s aviation element, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron VMM-261 (Reinforced), based out of Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C.

Cpl. In C. Kim, 23, of Warren, Michigan, died December 7, 2004 as result of a non-hostile vehicle incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Kim was assigned to 9th Communications Battalion, I Marine
Expeditionary

Staff Sgt. Dexter S. Kimble, 30, of Houston, Texas. Kimble died when the CH-53E helicopter he was in crashed near Ar Rutbah, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California. Died on January 26, 2005.

LCpl. Allan Klein, 34, of Clinton Township, Michigan. Klein died when the CH-53E helicopter he was in crashed near Ar Rutbah, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Died on January 26, 2005.

Cpl. Timothy A. Knight, 22, of Brooklyn, Ohio. Knight died when the CH-53E helicopter he was in crashed near Ar Rutbah, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Died on January 26, 2005.

Pvt. Timothy Koundry Jr. died in 2010 at the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. He was 22. Marine officials would not say how Koundry died. They said Koundry’s death is under investigation by his command and the Naval Criminal investigative Service. Koundry served in the Marine Corps for one year and ten months as an Intermediate Aviation Ordnance Technician.

Pfc. Serge Kropov, 21, of Hawley, Pa., died Dec. 20, 2009 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine
Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. This incident is under investigation

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Staff Sgt. Donald B. Landgraf, 35, of St. Charles, Ill., was pronounced dead at the Camp Lester Navy hospital on December 4, 2012. The cause of death remains under investigation, the service said. He was assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 172 of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing on Okinawa.

LCpl. Nelson M. Lantigua, 20, of Miami, Fla., died March 31, 2009 as a result of a non-hostile
incident in Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10 Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. The incident is currently under investigation. “was found dead at an Iraq-based military facility from a single shot to the back of the head…”

LCpl. Samuel W. Large Jr. , 21, of Villa Rica, Ga. WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2006 The Defense Department announced the names of eight Marines and two airmen killed in a Feb. 17, 2006 helicopter crash while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. All 10 died when two CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters crashed into the Gulf of Aden near Ras Siyyan, northern Djibouti, while flying a training mission in the Godoria Range area, officials reported. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

LCpl Maria Lauterbach. Homicide. December 2007.

2nd Lt. Ryan Leduc, 28, of Pana, Illinois died September 24, 2004 as result of a non-combat vehicle accident in Rutbah, Iraq. Leduc was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Sgt. James S. Lee, 26, of Mt. Vernon, Indiana. Lee died in Ghazni, Afghanistan, when the Army CH-47 helicopter he was on crashed. He was assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 142, Marine Aircraft Group 42, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marietta, Georgia. As part of Operation Enduring Freedom he was attached to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 773, Marine Aircraft Group 42, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing. Died in 2005.

LCpl. Lamont Lee, 21, of Muscogee, Georgia, a Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C., killed his estranged wife and another man, then killed himself on April 4, 2001 in a Newport News town house. He was a supply clerk with the second medical battalion at Camp Lejeune.

Jeffrey Lehner 40, CA Gunshot.12/1/2005. In December 2005, Jeff Lehner, 40, a former Marine sergeant who served in Afghanistan, shot and killed his elderly father, then killed himself in Santa
Barbara County. He had been in counseling for combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder

SSgt. Jason A. Lehto 31 Detachment B, Marine Wing Support Group 47, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve Mount Clemens, Michigan. Died from a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq, on December 28, 2004.

Sgt. Donnie Leo F. Levens, 25, of Long Beach, Miss. WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2006 The Defense Department announced the names of eight Marines and two airmen killed in a Feb. 17, 2006 helicopter crash while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. All 10 died when two CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters crashed into the Gulf of Aden near Ras Siyyan, northern Djibouti, while flying a training mission in the Godoria Range area, officials reported. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Lance Cpl. Harry Lew, 21, committed suicide April 3, 2011, according to a Marine Corps investigation. He was hazed that night by two other lance corporals in 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, out of Marine Corps Base Hawaii, who were angry he had fallen asleep several times while manning a guard post, the report said. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, out of Marine Corps Base Hawaii,

Cpl. Timothy D. Lewis 20, Combat Logistics Regiment 37, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Died as a result of non-hostile action in Jolo, Republic of the Philippines, on February 15, 2007. His death is under investigation.

2nd Lt. Michael L. Licalzi, 24, of Garden City, N.Y. Died May 11, 2006, as a result of a vehicle accident in Al Anbar province, Iraq. All four Marines involved were assigned to the 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

LCpl. David Paul Lindsey, 20, May 25, 2007. Died of a gunshot wound to the head while on guard duty in Iraq. He had been stationed in Iraq as an infantryman with the 3rd Battalion 6th Marines since early January. He was scheduled to return home in August.

SSgt. Steven Michael Logan 2/28/2005 26, Delaware. SSgt. Steven Michael Logan memorial website Stateside Incident: suicide. A 26-year old Marine who’d personally been reenlisted by the Secretary of the Navy, Gordon R. England, at the peak of Mount Suribachi above Iwo Jima the year before, committed suicide. At the time of his reenlistment, the intelligence clerk in the 3rd Materiel Readiness Battalion said, “The experience was definitely a chance of a lifetime and a great feeling…Not many Marines or Sailors can say they were re-enlisted on top of Mount Suribachi by the Secretary of the Navy. Also, knowing who and what I was representing at such a level was a good feeling in itself. It was definitely an honor to be in that position.”

Lance Cpl. Martin Lopez Jr., was found dead in his barracks on April 23, 2012. Officials said they don’t yet know what caused Lopez’s death, but the case is currently under investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Lopez, who enlisted in June 2009, was a finance technician and assigned to Service Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, at the depot. His military awards include the National Defense Service Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Cpl. Conner T. Lowry, 24, of Chicago, Ill., died March 1, 2012 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. This incident is under investigation. He is believed to have been electrocuted by low-hanging electrical wires while serving as a gunner.

LCpl. Jeffrey Lucey 23, Belcher, MA. hanging. 6/22/2004 ‘Something happened to Jeff’ Jeff
Lucey returned from Iraq a changed man. Then he killed himself. By Irene Sege, Globe Staff March 1, 2005 BELCHERTOWN — Less than three weeks before he committed suicide, Jeffrey Lucey, lance corporal in the Marine Reserves, veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, totaled his parents’ Nissan Altima.



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