Heber Springs Man Among Marines Killed In Iraq

June 22, 2004 --  Posted at 9:13 AM CDT

HEBER SPRINGS - (AP) Another Arkansan is among the latest casualities of the war in Iraq.

Twenty-one-year-old T-J Parker of Heber Springs was among four U-S Marines killed yesterday in an ambush in Ramadi, 60 miles west of Bagdad. Parker served with a sniper platoon of the First Marine Division out of Camp Pendleton, California.

He and three other Marines were killed by insurgents and videotaped lying dead in what appeared to be a walled compound in Ramadi.

Parker is survived by his wife, Carla, and one-year-old daughter, Laura. Family pastor Reverend John Bishop says Parker's family is clinging to his letters for comfort.

Thanks to KARK-TV in Little Rock

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