Vehicle Rollover in Flash Flood, Al Anbar Province – Five Marines Dead

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CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq – A U.S. Marine Corps 7-ton truck rolled over in a flash flood near Al Asad April 2, resulting in five Marines dead, one injured, and two Marines and one Sailor missing. The deaths were not a result of enemy action.

The vehicle was on a combat logistics convoy in Al Anbar Province with eight Marines and one Navy corpsman on board.

“Our thoughts are with the families, and we are using all the resources available to find our missing Marines and Sailor,” said Marine spokesman Lt. Col. Bryan Salas.

Two of the missing are assigned to 1st Marine Logistics Group and the third is assigned to Regimental Combat Team 7.

The injured Marine was transported to Al Asad Surgical for observation and was returned to duty.

The names of the deceased and missing are being withheld pending notification of next of kin and release by the Department of Defense.

Capt. Megan M. McClung was deployed to Iraq as a Public Affairs Officer with the Marine Expeditionary Force. She died in Iraq December 6, 2006, but we are glad we have her stories to remember the good work she did.