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Main Entry: gung ho Pronunciation: 'g&[ng]-'hOFunction: adjective Etymology: Gung ho!, motto (interpreted as meaning "work together") adopted by certain U.S. marines, from Chinese (Beijing) gOnghé, short for ZhOngguó GOngyè Hézuò Shè Chinese Industrial Cooperative Society: extremely or overly zealous or enthusiastic

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Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Two Marines from Camp Lejeune killed in Iraq

By The Associated Press
Associated Press

A pair of Marines stationed at Camp Lejeune have died from injuries they received while fighting in Iraq, the Department of Defense said.

Lance Cpl. John J. Mattek Jr., 24, of Stevens Point, Wis., was the latest casualty reported. He died Monday from injuries sustained in a June 8 explosion while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Anbar province.

He was assigned to the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Regimental Combat Team-2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force out of Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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The department also reported that Lance Cpl. Andrew Kilpela, 22, of Fowlerville, Mich., died after a roadside explosive went off in Iraq, his father and brother said.

Kilpela was assigned to the 2nd Combat Engineering Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Lejeune, and had been in Iraq since March. He'd been a Marine since 2003.

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