Death of U.S. Marine in Iraq highlights use of troops from Navy ships in ISIS war

March 20, 2016 7:12 PM

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The death of a U.S. Marine in northern Iraq on Saturday has drawn attention to the deployment of Marines and sailors from Navy ships in the Middle East in the military campaign against the Islamic State militant group.

Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin died about 2:04 a.m. after he and several other members of his unit were hit with enemy rocket fire at a base in Makhmour, a town southeast of the city of Mosul that is near the front line. He was assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Pentagon officials said Sund...

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