Tuesday, January 04, 2005
Phoenix Marine, 21, slain in Iraq conflict: "A 21-year-old Marine from Phoenix has become the 43rd Arizona service member killed in the war on terror. Lance Cpl. Jason E. Smith died as a result of hostile action in Iraq's Anbar province on New Year's Eve, the Department of Defense announced Monday. Smith was assigned to the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force deployed from Camp Pendleton, Calif. "