Illinois Marine Fourth Iraq Fatality in Week

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The family of Aaron Pickering received news of his death Thursday morning on Veterans Day.

Pickering was a member of the First Battalion, Third Marine Corps.

A spokesman for the Harrisburg family says he died Wednesday while fighting on the ground in Fallujah as part of the U.S. attacks on the Iraqi terrorist stronghold.

Wednesday, the family of Lance Corporal Nicholas Larson of Wheaton received word of his death.

Earlier this week, Lance Corporal Branden Ramey of Belvidere was also killed near Fallujah and Corporal Joshua Palmer of Blandinsville in western Illinois died in a non-combat-related accident.

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