Second US Marine Lost in Fight Against ISIS

Second US Marine Lost in Fight Against ISIS

On October 23, USMC Lance Corporal Sean P. Neal died in Baghdad. He was the second Marine to die in October in the fight against ISIS.

Neal was from Riverside, California. He joined the Marines in 2013.

According to the Marine Corps Times, Neal was one of approximately 2,300 Marines assigned to “the crisis response unit for US Central Command.” He was supporting efforts to combat ISIS when he was died.

Precise details surrounding his death have not been released, but the DOD does say it was a “noncombat incident.”

The first Marine to die in October was Corporal Jordan Spears. On October 2 “he jumped from a MV-22 Osprey that nearly crashed upon [take] off from the amphibious assault ship Makin Island.” 

Spears was part of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit–a unit “which has been involved in the fight against ISIS.”

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