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First U.S. Soldier Killed in Fight Against ISIS Is Marine Presumed Lost at Sea After Flight Mishap

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A U.S. Marine who went into the sea from a V-22 Osprey during a flight mishap over the northern Gulf this week is the first American to be killed in U.S. military operations against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.


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Past Member (0)
Sunday October 5, 2014, 3:18 pm
And so it begins...
RIP Corporal Spears. My thoughts go out to your family, loved ones and friends.

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 5, 2014, 3:18 pm
Thank you Carrie

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 5, 2014, 3:54 pm
Sad--thank you young man 4 your service. RIP Corporal Spears...thx Carrie

Terry King (113)
Sunday October 5, 2014, 6:16 pm
Saying that this kid was killed as a direct result of the "war against ISIS" is a vast over statement. As unfortunate as his death was, it was a result of mechanical failure and bad decision making.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday October 5, 2014, 6:17 pm
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Jeannet Bertelink (74)
Monday October 6, 2014, 10:51 am
I'pray for you and your family.

Jamie Clemons (282)
Monday October 6, 2014, 1:37 pm
How many more people have to die for the military machine?

Bruce C D (89)
Monday October 6, 2014, 1:47 pm
@Terry King--
It didn't say "direct result." It is factually correct and proper to state that he died in the fight against ISIS, and it would dishonor his death if that was not acknowledged. The story reports what happened, so there is no confusion about the precise circumstances.

"Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, confirmed on Friday that the Marine's unit had been supporting current operations in the Gulf, including the current battle against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria."

Sheryl G (359)
Monday October 6, 2014, 4:11 pm
All military actions place our men and women in harms way. Be it a mechanical failure or not, he is now dead at 21 as a result of the air war policy being used to contain ISIS. This is why our Congress should be having a debate on this; they take a vacation and our sons and daughters die. Shame on them.

Thank you Carrie for honoring his life with this mention. RIP Corporal Jordan Spears of Indiana.

We just had a Memorial Service for another young man who had served 3 tours of duty as a Marine, who just so happens was also from Indiana. I think we owe it to them, as a Nation, to at least know they existed. There is also an online book to sign for words for the parents if you care to do so. I think it's important to remember, that behind these military actions there are real people.
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Terry King (113)
Monday October 6, 2014, 5:49 pm
@ Bruce
The headline:" First U.S. soldier killed in fight against ISIS"... Despite your hair splitting, implies that his death was caused by the "war against ISIS. I stand by my comment.

Patsy D (69)
Monday October 6, 2014, 11:35 pm
I am so sorry- so young reminds me of when I signed my only child in the Military. Thank God he survived my heart felt prayers to his family, friends & unit members as they are all one. God Bless you Corpal Jordan Spears

Bruce C D (89)
Tuesday October 7, 2014, 1:02 am
@Terry King--
It's not hair-splitting, it's basic English 101, and you are reading more into the headline than is warranted. It doesn't say he was killed *by* ISIS, nor does it state anywhere that it was a "direct result," your previous false assertion.

When we say a soldier was killed in the fight against Germany during WWII, we don't question that, nor do we attach much significance to how he died in that fight--whether it was friendly fire, accident, disease, or enemy fire. It is understood that soldier died for that cause. Sorry, but you're way off base on this one, taking exception to a non-issue.

Arild Warud (174)
Tuesday October 7, 2014, 3:21 am
It's not a videogame it's real war.RIP Jordan Spears.
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