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Central Ohio Marine Reserve Unit suffers more casaulties

A Central Ohio Marine reserve unit has taken more casualties in Iraq. The 180-member Lima Company was deployed to Iraq in March and has since seen eleven combat deaths.

Chief Warrant Officer Orrin Bowman says the bodies of Corporal Andre Williams and Lance Corporal Christopher Lyons will be returned to Central Ohio by midweek. The two marines were killed in a firefight with insurgents in Anbar Province, Iraq.

Bowman says the unit has been very busy since its arrival in Iraq and has been engaged in what he describes as constant combat. The company is scheduled to return from its tour of duty in early autumn.