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Camp Lejeune Marines Killed In Iraqi Boating Accident

Two Camp Lejeune Marines have died in Iraq after a boating accident.

Dead is Lance Cpl. William Chambers, 20, of Ringgold, Georgia., and Lance Cpl. Jeremy Tinnel, 20, of Mechanicsville, Virginia.

The Marine Corps says the two died Sunday in the boating accident on the Euphrates River while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar Province.

Both were assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division.

Chambers joined the Marine Corps March 15, 2005, attended recruit training on Jan. 23, 2006, and was trained as an infantry rifleman, joining 1st Bn., 2nd Marines on Aug. 26, 2006. He was promoted to the rank of lance corporal on Oct. 1, 2006. His decorations include the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal.

Tinnel joined the Marine Corps Aug. 11, 2004, attended recruit training on Nov. 13, 2004, and was trained as an infantry rifleman, joining 1st Bn., 2nd Marines on April 30, 2005. He was promoted to the rank of lance corporal on Jan. 1, 2007. His decorations include the Combat Action Ribbon, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.

The accident is currently under investigation.


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