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Marine Lance Cpl. Jeremy D. Bow

Died October 30, 2004 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

20, of Lemoore, Calif.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii; killed Oct. 30 by enemy action in Anbar province, Iraq.

Lemoore Marine among eight killed in Iraq attack

Associated Press

LEMOORE, Calif. — A 20-year-old Marine from Lemoore was among eight Hawaii-based Marines killed in Iraq in the deadliest attack against the U.S. military in six months.

Lance Cpl. Jeremy D. Bow died Saturday when a car bomb exploded next to a truck outside Fallujah in Iraq’s Anbar province, the Pentagon said Monday. The attack came as U.S. forces prepare for a major assault on the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah ahead of Iraqi elections due by Jan. 31.

Bow belonged to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division of the Marine Expeditionary Force based at Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay. He is the first Kings County soldier, and the fifth from the San Joaquin Valley, to die in the Iraq war.

“Everyone is just in shock,” said family friend Shelly Fortner. “He was 20. Just a baby. Too young to die.”

After graduating from Lemoore High School in 2002, Bow joined the Marine Corps in August 2003. He attended the School of Infantry at Camp Pendleton during February 2004, where he trained to become a machine gunner, according to the Marines.

“He was a great guy,” said Pvt. Jeremy Betteridgeid, a Marine who said he had attended Lemoore High with Bow. “I’m going to miss him.”

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