Tributes & Vigils Category: US Marine
Name: Marine Cpl. Michael W. Ouellette
From: Manchester, N.H.
Assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Incident: Marine Cpl. Michael W. Ouellette died March 22 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations. Also killed was Cpl. Anthony L. Williams.
Died: March 22, 2009
Military says 2 N.C.-based Marines killed in combat
The Associated Press
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — The military says two North Carolina-based Marines have died during combat in Afghanistan.
The Department of Defense said Wednesday that 21-year-old Cpl. Anthony L. Williams of Oxford, Pa., and 28-year-old Cpl. Michael W. Ouellette of Manchester, N.H., died Sunday in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan.
Ouellette’s mother said he was killed by an improvised explosive device, but the military hasn’t released details.
Both Marines were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune.