Tributes & Vigils Category: US Marine
Name: Marine Lance Cpl. Daniel R. Scherry
From: Rocky River, Ohio
Assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Incident: Marine Lance Cpl. Daniel R. Scherry died April 16 from a nonhostile accident in Anbar province.
Cleveland-area Marine killed in Iraq
The Associated Press
ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — A Marine who died in what the Pentagon called a nonhostile accident in Iraq always dreamed of joining the Corps, his family said in a statement.
The Pentagon didn’t elaborate on the circumstances surrounding the death of Lance Cpl. Daniel R. Scherry, 20, of Rocky River, except to say he died April 16 in Anbar province, where insurgents have been active west of Baghdad.
Scherry was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, out of Camp Lejeune, N.C.
His family asked for privacy but released a written statement April 17 saying “Danny” loved football and the Marines.