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Salem Marine to be Memorialized Saturday in Hometown

DECEMBER 16, 2004 - Posted at 4:24 p.m. CST

 

SALEM, AR - A military funeral will be held Saturday for Corporal Jason Clairday, a Marine who was killed in Iraq.

The 2 p.m. funeral will be at Salem First Baptist Church with burial at Camp Cemetery.

The 21-year-old Marine died Sunday in Fallujah when he was with a group of soldiers taking small arms fire.  He had been stationed at Camp Pendleton, California, before being deployed.

Clairday was to have ended his hitch in the spring, and he'd planned to return to Arkansas and attend college.

Clairday was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, a part of the 1st Marine Division's Expeditionary Force.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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