Tributes & Vigils Category: US Marine
Name: Marine Lance Cpl. Jeremy W. Burris
From: Tacoma, Wash.
Assigned to 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Incident: Marine Lance Cpl. Jeremy W. Burris died Oct. 8 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.
Died: October 08, 2007
Marine from southeast Texas killed in Iraq
The Associated Press
LIBERTY, Texas — A Marine from southeast Texas who was killed in Iraq was remembered by family members and friends as a man of great faith who leaves behind six younger siblings.
Lance Cpl. Jeremy W. Burris, 22, was killed Monday while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, the Department of Defense said.
Brent Burris said Tuesday that his son was driving a patrol vehicle, accompanied by two other Marines, when they hit an explosive device hidden in the road.
He survived the initial blast and helped get the wounded Marines out of the damaged vehicle, his father said. But when he returned to the vehicle to get some equipment, a second…