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Marine Lance Cpl. Michael W. Hanks
Died November 17, 2004 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
22, of Gregory, Mich.; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; killed Nov. 17 by enemy action in Anbar province, Iraq.
Flags ordered lowered in honor of Marine
LANSING, Mich. — Lt. Gov. John Cherry ordered that flags across the state be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday in honor of a Marine from Gregory who was killed in Iraq.
Lance Cpl. Michael W. Hanks, 22, was killed last Wednesday during enemy action in Iraq’s Anbar province. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force.
Hanks had served one tour of duty in Iraq and was commended for saving the life of an Iraqi civilian. He signed up for a second tour in June and was set to come home just after the new year, according to his family.