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06-22-04, 07:38 AM
Two Marines who died in Iraq ID'd

By: - Staff reports

CAMP PENDLETON ---- Two Marines, one based at Camp Pendleton and the other at Twentynine Palms, were killed over the weekend in Iraq, the Department of Defense announced Monday.

Pfc. Sean Horn, 19, of Orange died Saturday at Camp Taqaddum, Iraq. A press release from the Department of Defense said his death resulted from a non-hostile incident that is under investigation.

No other information was available about Horn's death.

Horn was an engineer equipment operator assigned to Combat Service Support Group 11, 1st Force Service Support Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton. He joined the Marines on June 3, 2003. His personal awards included the National Defense Service Medal, according to a spokesman at Camp Pendleton.

Staff Sgt. Marvin Best, 33, of Prosser, Wash., died Sunday fighting in the Al Anbar Province, according to the defense department. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force at Twentynine Palms.

Marines have been involved in heavy fighting in the Al Anbar region since taking control of the area in March from the Army's 82nd Airborne Division.

There have been 828 military deaths in Iraq, and two civilian deaths, according to the department. Of the 830 deaths, 611 were killed in action and 219 died from non-hostile incidents, according to the department.



Rest In Peace

06-22-04, 08:22 AM
Rest In Peace Marines.