US Marine KIA in Aftan--

#1
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Capt. Joshua S. Meadows, 30, of Bastrop, Texas, died Sept. 5 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
 
#2
How come the delay in reporting ? Sept 5th to Sept 10th.
 
#3
Spank-it said:
How come the delay in reporting ? Sept 5th to Sept 10th.
Apparently there was difficulty in notifying NOK.
 
#4
Maybe it's just been announced as the Marine was serving under Special Ops Command?
 
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BrokenArrow said:
Maybe it's just been announced as the Marine was serving under Special Ops Command?
This is one article on him:

MarSOC officer killed in Afghanistan

Staff report
Posted : Wednesday Sep 9, 2009 21:59:23 EDT

A California-based Marine was killed Saturday in Afghanistan’s Farah province, the Pentagon reported Wednesday.

Capt. Joshua S. Meadows, 30, of Bastrop, Texas, died from wounds sustained during a firefight, friends told the Elgin Courier, his hometown newspaper. A UH-1N Huey pilot, he was assigned to 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Corps Forces-Special Operations Command, out of Camp Pendleton, Calif.

He had joined MarSOC in May, Marine officials said in a statement.

Meadows enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1996, and he served as an enlisted reservist while studying at Texas Tech University, the Courier reported. He and his wife were expecting the birth of their first child.

His military awards and decorations included the Purple Heart, Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal and Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal, officials said.
I just got email from a pal in our version of "Them" who says he was shot in a crossfire in a deep patrol and it was very difficult getting body out.
 
#7
Condolences of course to the family.
 
#8
Bit harsh with the title there.

Regardless of service or nationality, a family will be going through an incredibly tough time right now.

RIP and Semper Fi Marine.
 
#9
cbgramc said:
JJ please don't think we don't care because of one persons comments RIP
Understood and appreciated. I am just a bit pissed off at the moment with this news--the guy's widow is expecting their first kid.
 
#10
RIP. Condolences to the family. We do care, Yank or Brit. All the same IMO. Especially after reading that article about how the US Marines thoughty highly of Brit forces out there.
 
#11
crashdummy said:
Bit harsh with the title there.

Regardless of service or nationality, a family will be going through an incredibly tough time right now.

RIP and Semper Fi Marine.
Sorry-I was still a bit miffed at a post on the thread about our Canadian friends' loss of 2 of theirs.
 
#12
BrokenArrow said:
RIP. Condolences to the family. We do care, Yank or Brit. All the same IMO. Especially after reading that article about how the US Marines thoughty highly of Brit forces out there.
I can say that article reflected my experience of many ops and training exercises over the years--nothing but highest regard for most in the UK forces.
 
#13
RIP Marine.
 

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