Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Joshua M Davis

Perry, Iowa

May 7, 2010

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
19 Marine L/Cpl

1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

 Killed while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

New details on Lejeune-based casualties

Staff report

Military officials released new details May 11 regarding the three North Carolina-based Marines killed this week while serving in Afghanistan.

The most recent death occurred May 10, when Cpl. Kurt S. Shea, 21, of Frederick, Md., was killed while supporting combat operations in Helmand province. He was a radio operator assigned to 3rd Battalion, 10th Marines. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in June 2007 and deployed to Afghanistan in November. The incident is under investigation, according to a Marine Corps news release.

The two other Marines died as the result of hostile incidents. They were Lance Cpl. Joshua M. Davis, 19, of Perry, Iowa, and Lance Cpl. Christopher Rangel, 22, of San Antonio.

Davis, a machine gunner assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines, was killed May 7. He enlisted in March 2009 and deployed to Afghanistan in March of this year.

Rangel died May 6. He served as a fire team leader assigned to 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, and enlisted in April 2007. He had a previous deployment to Iraq in 2008 and arrived in Afghanistan in January.

Further details regarding the circumstances of their deaths were not immediately available.

Flags lowered in memory of Davis

The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa ó Iowa Gov. Chet Culver has ordered all flags in the state to fly at half-staff on May 15, when funeral services will be held for a Marine from Iowa killed in Afghanistan.

Lance Cpl. Joshua Davis of Perry was among three North Carolina-based Marines killed while fighting in Helmand province the week prior. The Defense Department said Davis died May 7 while supporting combat operations.

Officials say the Iowa and U.S. flags flown over the state Capitol on the day of Davisís funeral will be presented to his family, along with a proclamation honoring the fallen Marine.

Davis joined the Marines after graduation from Perry High School in 2009. He was assigned to the 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejenue, N.C.

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