December 21

Lance Cpl. Neil D. Petsche, USMC

The Department of Defense announced on December 2 the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

            Lance Cpl. Neil D. Petsche, 21, of Lena, Ill., died Dec. 21 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, Calif. 

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