FAIRBORN, OH, USA U.S. Marines SSGT, L CO, 3D BN, 2D MAR, (RCT-5, I MEF FWD), 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC HABBANIYAH, IRAQ 08/24/2006
A North Carolina-based Marine killed in Iraq was identified Friday by the U.S. Department of Defense.
Staff Sergeant Gordon G. Solomon, 35, of Fairborn, Ohio, died Thursday while conducting combat operations in Anbar province. The government did not list a cause of death.
Solomon, who joined the Marines in 1990, was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Some of Solomon’s decorations include five Good Conduct Medals, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Iraqi Campaign Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.