14 US Marines killed in Iraq served in Ohio battalion

The 14 Marines killed in Iraq on Wednesday by a bomb were members of the battalion that lost six people two days ago.

The Marines were members of the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines based in this Cleveland suburb, according to Gunnery Sgt. Brad R. Lauer, public affairs chief with the unit.

The local unit to which the 14 Marines were assigned wasn't disclosed. The battalion has units in Brook Park, which lost six Marines on Monday, and in Columbus and Akron in Ohio, Moundsville, West Virginia, and Buffalo, New York, the AP reports.

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