Assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Incident: Marine Cpl. Gentian Marku was killed Nov. 25 by enemy action in Anbar province, Iraq.
Albanian immigrant who became Marine dies in Iraq
WARREN, Mich. — An Albanian immigrant who arrived in the United States at 14 and who joined the Marines in 2002 with hopes it would help him become a police officer has been killed in fighting in Fallujah, Iraq.
Cpl. Gentian Marku, 22, of Warren, died on Thanksgiving, the Defense Department said Tuesday. He was one of six Marines from Camp Lejeune, N.C., killed in Iraq last week.
Marku was a 2001 graduate of Warren Woods Tower High School.
“I wrote him that week … I wonder if he got it. He died on my birthday,” said Dale Malesh, a police resource officer at the school.
According to a profile posted last year on the Pentagon’s Web site, Marku…