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progdonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 01:24 PM
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19. Pure Bullshit
"The first Marine killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom was in my company at The Basic School, and was sitting in that land navigation class on September 11. He fought bravely, led from the front, and was killed seizing an oil refinery on the opening day of the war."

Okay, I checked the war dead listing at FoxNews.com (they're of use for once!), and the listing has that, on the first day, March 20th, the following Marines died (the only casualties of the day): Maj. Jay Aubin, Capt. Ryan Beaupre, Cpl. Brian Kennedy, SSG Kendall Waters-Bey. All died in the same helicopter crash; they weren't "seizing an oil refinery." The following day two Marines died, one of whom was an officer (since the author supposedly met the guy in Basic School, he would have to be a commisioned officer): 2LT Therrel Childers, killed in action in southern Iraq out of Camp Pendelton.

Maybe my fellow DU'ers can go into more depth finding out when these Marines attended Basic. I'm pretty ignorant of Marine promotions, but I would think the Captain and Major would have attend Basic School over three years ago, and the 2LT would have done Basic much more recently.
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