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

Ohio Families Fed Up With Loss of Marines (AP)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Rosemary Palmer and her husband were making plans to attend memorial services for six Marine reservists killed earlier this week — five of them from the same battalion as her son, Lance Cpl. Edward Schroeder — when two uniformed servicemen came down her street.

It was her family's turn.

"We knew. They didn't even get a chance to knock," Palmer said.

For relatives of those in the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines, there has been a sudden spike in such grim visits from uniformed servicemen.

Schroeder, 23, of Cleveland, and 13 more Marines from the Ohio-based battalion were killed Wednesday along with a civilian interpreter in the deadliest roadside bombing in

The Marines' deaths, along with two others slain July 28, brought the battalion's toll to 21 in a week. Eleven of those were part of the same Columbus-based unit, Lima Company, that lost four Marines in a single day in Ma

Michael Davis, 5, right, and Jessica Davis, 6, center, wait while their grandmother, Marie Gallagher places a flag at the fence outside the 25th Marine Regiment's 3rd Battalion Headquarters & Service Company, in Brook Park, Ohio, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005. Upon seeing on the news today that 14 more Marines were reported killed in Iraq Wednesday, the children asked Gallagher to take them to the base so they could place their flags there in honor of the dead marines. (AP

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