New River Marine Killed In Afghanistan

A New River Marine is the latest killed in combat in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense says 27-year-old First Lt. Ryan K. Iannelli of East Greenwich Township in New Jersey died Wednesday in the Helmand province. Further details on his death were not disclosed, but officials say it remains under investigation.

Iannelli was assigned to the Marine Light Attack helicopter squadron 269, Marine Air Group 29, 2nd Marine Air Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force. He was stationed at the Marine Corps Air Station in New River, N.C.

Iannelli was a 2002 graduate of Kingsway Regional High School.


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  • by P.G.America Location: north carolina on Oct 1, 2011 at 09:25 AM
    Yet another reason we need to enact The words of our Declaration of Independence and get a hold of our future. Stand not behind us but with us. United, pgamerica.pcriot.com this election is an important one as we should not let ourselves be governed by a corporation any longer and by once again governed for the people by the people. Stand up and apply your country need YOU!!!
  • by sad Location: north carolina on Sep 30, 2011 at 09:41 AM
    poor family
  • by Harold Location: NC on Sep 30, 2011 at 07:56 AM
    My prayers go out to all Marines. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.
  • by Retired Enlisted Marine on Sep 30, 2011 at 02:19 AM
    Semper Fidelis Marine, my prayers are with you , your family and our Brothers and Sisters still serving.
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