Local Marines uninjured in mortar attack

From Staff Reports

   AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq - A member of the United States Marine Corps who was stationed here died on Thursday as a result of an enemy attack on the base, according to information released by the United States Department of Defense.
   On Thursday night, the air base at Al Asad came under mortar attack which left one Marine dead and others injured. Members of Lima Company of the 3rd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, which is based in Gray, are currently stationed at Al Asad, but according to information from the U.S. Marine Corps, no member of Lima Company was injured.
   According to information released by the U.S. Department of Defense, the Marine who was killed in the mortar attack was a 24-year-old male from Ohio. He was assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 374, Marine Wing Support Group 37, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif., U.S.A.
   Two other Marines were killed on Thursday during enemy attacks at Al Qaim, Iraq. Both were 20-year-old males who were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif., U.S.A.
   A mortar attack in Baghdad on Wednesday claimed the life of a 44-year-old female who was assigned to the 1544th Transportation Company, Illinois Army National Guard, Paris, Ill.