Saturday, November 20, 2004

News: Marine's death clarified: "The Las Vegan who died in Iraq last week was killed during an attack by insurgents, the Marines said Friday.

Lance Cpl. Nicholas H. Anderson was manning a Humvee machine gun turret when an oncoming car tried to ram the military vehicle Nov. 12 about 20 miles south of Baghdad. The Humvee swerved to avoid the car and rolled, killing the 19-year-old, the Marines said.

Within minutes insurgents attacked the rest of the platoon, the Marines said.

The Marines originally called the crash a nonhostile action but changed that designation after interviewing witnesses and learning more details...."