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

Robert William Channell Jr

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

April 22, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
36 Marines CWO

1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade

Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

Killed in a non-hostile accident with two other soldiers when a rocket-propelled grenade launcher they were firing for familiarization malfunctioned on a firing range near the city of Al Kut, Iraq.

AP News

Robert Channell grew up wanting to join the armed forces and made a 17-year career of the Marine Corps. Channell of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and based at Camp Lejeune, died April 22 in a grenade launcher accident. Survivors include his wife, Joyse, and their 5-year-old daughter.

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