Wednesday, April 02, 2008
all the beating drums, the celebration guns:
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 0264-08
April 02, 2008
DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Maj. William G. Hall, 38 of Seattle, died March 30 from wounds he suffered while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq, on March 29. He was assigned to 3rd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, Marine Air Control Group 38, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Media with questions about this Marine can contact the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing public affairs office at (858) 577-6000.
--Spencer Ackerman
This is just a terrible waste. From the story in the Seattle PI:

Yet his life was ended by a bomb hidden in the roadway as he was being driven from his quarters to the school, said Pat Ward, the Mukilteo police and fire chaplain and a longtime family friend.

"I can't tell you how fine this young man was -- the finest husband, father, son, Marine, individual -- warm, gracious, just our very best," Ward said. "My heart breaks."
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