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Lance Cpl. Nathan R. Wood View/Sign Guest Book
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Age:   19
Hometown: Kirkland, WA
Date of Death: 11/9/2004
Incident Location: Anbar province, Iraq
 
Branch of Military:   Marines
Rank: Lance Cpl.
Unit: 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division
Unit's Base: Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Nathan Raymond Wood joined the Marines with some friends after finishing high school, hoping to obtain college benefits and to challenge himself. In his last e-mail to family, Wood urged relatives to pay attention to the news and mentioned a railroad station. He said he could not say much more for security reasons. Then the family heard that the Fallujah railroad station was secured by U.S. and Iraqi forces. "We thought he was safe," said Bill Olson, an uncle. Wood, 19, a Kirkland, Wash., resident born in Montana, was killed Nov. 9 during the assault on Fallujah. He was stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif. "Anybody who has kids over there now, our prayers are with them," Olson said. "We''re very proud of the soldiers and Marines and the sacrifices they are making, but we can''t really say we support the war."
Source: Associated Press
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