Gunnery Sgt. Scott A. Koppenhafer, 35, was killed Saturday by enemy small arms fire in Ninewah Province:
He graduated from Adams State College in 2005 with a B.S. in Business Marketing.
Koppenhafer is survived by his wife and two children.
“Our most sincere thoughts are with the family and teammates of Gunnery Sergeant Koppenhafer during this difficult time,” Capt. Kristin Tortorici with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command said in a news release.
The death of Koppenhafer is sad and tragic. But it wasn't the only US death. Elizabeth McLaughlin and Abby Cruz (ABC NEWS) report, "A U.S. contractor was also killed in Saturday's attack, according to a U.S. official."
Is that person going to be identified? Military contractors are part of the effort to outsource the war. Who announces their deaths? Who mourns their deaths?
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