For the third time this week, the military is investigating a troop loss under combat circumstances in Afghanistan.
Marine 1st Lt. Ryan K. Iannelli, 27, of Clarksboro, New Jersey, died Sept. 28, 2011, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. His death is under investigation.
1st Lt. Iannelli was assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269, Marine Air Group 29, 2nd Marine Air Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina.
Examiner’s Note: Additional background information on this Marine, including commendations, training and previous deployments is available to news media representatives by contacting the MCAS New River public affairs office at 910-449-5430, New River, North Carolina. (Eastern Daylight Time)
Sincere condolences to the family of 1st Lt. Ryan K. Iannelli.
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