May 26
2005



Maj. Ricardo A. Crocker, USMC

The Department of Defense announced on May 28 the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

          Maj. Ricardo A. Crocker, 39, of Mission Viejo, Calif., died May 26 from a rocket propelled grenade explosion while conducting combat operations in Hadithah, Iraq.  Crocker was assigned to the Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Civil Affairs Group, Camp Lejeune, N.C.   During Operation Iraqi Freedom his unit was attached to II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).


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