Tributes & Vigils Category: US Marine
Name: Marine Pfc. Veashna Muy
From: Los Angeles
Assigned to Headquarters Company, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Incident: Marine Pfc. Veashna Muy was killed June 23 when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy vehicle in Fallujah, Iraq.
California Marine killed in Iraq
LOS ANGELES — Pfc. Veashna Muy joined the Marines after his enlistment with the Navy was delayed twice.
Muy, 20, of Long Beach, signed up hoping to eventually obtain a college education, said his uncle, Thongin Muy.
The Marine died last month in a suicide-bomb attack on his convoy in Iraq.
Muy was part of a convoy that was picking up Marines from different checkpoints when a suicide bomber attacked his truck, his uncle said.
Five Marines, two of them women, and a female sailor were killed in the attack.
Muy, who graduated from Jordan High School, joined the Marines in May 2004. He was stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
His uncle said Muy was an avid fisherman.
“Pier or lake, anything that involved fishing he enjoyed,” Thongin Muy said. “He was a very good kid.”