April 30
2004



Lance Corporal Joshua Wilfong, USMC

Associated Press -- CAMP LEJEUNE -- A newspaper reports that a Camp Lejeune Marine has been killed in Iraq. The Parkersburg News and Sentinel in West Virginia says Lance Corporal Joshua Wilfong died Friday morning. His father was notified Friday afternoon. Michael Wilfong of Walker says he doesn't know how his son died. The newspaper says Joshua Wilfong joined the Marines in July 2000 and was assigned to the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Cpl. Scott M. Vincent, USMC

Vincent, 21, of Bokoshe, Okla. died April 30 due to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Vincent was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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KOTV6 -- An Oklahoma Marine killed in action in Iraq, receives a high honor. The family of Marine Corporal Scott Vincent accepted the Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Valor on his behalf, in Vincent's hometown of Bokoshe. Fellow Marines spoke of the 21-year old corporal's bravery and leadership in several enemy encounters, until his last, when a suicide bomber crashed into his transport vehicle April 30th. Family members say it's a comfort knowing he died doing what he wanted. Judy Vincent, Cpl Scott Vincent's Mother: "He loved his country, he loved his family and he loved God. That says a lot for a young person." Corporal Vincent first served in Afghanistan and had volunteered for a second tour in Iraq. Friends say he was destined to be a US Marine; his chosen motto for the high school yearbook was 'Semper Fi.'


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