Gung Ho!

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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Thursday, August 04, 2005

08/04/2005 - DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of six Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Lance Cpl. Michael J. Cifuentes, 25, of Fairfield, Ohio

Lance Cpl. Grant B. Fraser, 22, of Anchorage, Alaska

Lance Cpl. Aaron H. Reed, 21, of Chillicothe, Ohio

Lance Cpl. Edward A. Schroeder II, 23, of Columbus, Ohio

Lance Cpl. Kevin G. Waruinge, 22, of Tampa, Fla.

Lance Cpl. William B. Wightman, 22, of Sabina, Ohio

All died Aug. 3 when their Amphibious Assault Vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device during combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. Fraser was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. Waruinge was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Gulfport, Miss. The other four Marines were assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Columbus, Ohio.

Semper Fi


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