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Marine Cpl. Henry W. Bogrette

Died March 22, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

21, of Richville, N.Y.; assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 6, 2nd Marine Corps Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died March 22 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

Marine from northern New York dies in Iraq

The Associated Press

MASSENA, N.Y. — A 21-year-old Marine from northern New York has been killed in Iraq, according to family and friends.

Henry W. Bogrette, from Richville, was a military policeman. His grandmother, Joan Neuman, said two Marines in dress uniforms came to her door March 23 to tell her that Bogrette had been killed March 22 in Iraq.

A graduate of Hermon-DeKalb Central School, he spoke to students last fall about the realities of war, Superintendent Ann Adams said.

“He talked to the kids for a long time, and everyone really got something out of it,” Adams said. “It was brave of him to talk about those things, and everyone agreed that it’s time to think about ending this war.”

Andrea Hazelton, a friend from home and MySpace pal, said by e-mail that Bogrette took pride in being a Marine in Iraq.

Neuman said she had raised Bogrette and his brothers and sisters after their father was killed in a car accident in 1990. He has two siblings in the military. “This is wrong, and I hated the fact that he was over there. But I know that’s what he wanted. And I am so proud of him for that,” she said.

Richville is 102 miles northeast of Syracuse.

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