Didn't this president say the war in Iraq was over? Hmmmm, guess its not is it?
(CNN)A U.S. Marine was killed in a rocket attack by ISIS on a base at Makhmur in northern Iraq, the Pentagon said Saturday.
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook confirmed the death in a statement. He said the Marine was "providing force protection fire support at a recently established coalition fire base near Makhmur in northern Iraq."
Cook added that several other Marines were wounded, though he did not provide details on their conditions.
On Sunday, the Pentagon identified the slain Marine as Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin, of Temecula, California. Cardin was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, the Pentagon said. Read full story here
Marine recruit's death at Parris Island under investigation
The death of a Marine Corps recruit during boot camp at South Carolina's Parris Island training depot is under investigation.
In a statement released Sunday, Parris Island spokesman Capt. Greg Carroll identified the deceased recruit as Raheel Siddiqui, 20, of Taylor, Mich.
Carroll said Siddiqui had died Friday, just eleven days after he had arrived at Parris Island. He declined to provide further details about Siddiqui's death, except to say that the matter was being examined by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Read full story here
Time for a C-Gar