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Marine lost at sea considered 1st U.S. casualty of ISIS mission
Marine lost at sea considered 1st U.S. casualty of ISIS mission

The Marine lost in the Persian Gulf after bailing out of an MV-22 Osprey was Cpl. Jordan Spears, 21, of Memphis, Ind., the Department of Defense announced. Spears was a tilt-rotor crew chief with the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163, based at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. He enlisted in October 2010 and was on his first deployment. Media accounts call Spears the first U.S. casualty from the bombing mission against Islamic militant targets in Iraq and Syria. Spears bailed out of the Osprey on Wednesday when it lost power and appeared in danger of crashing. A second Marine also bailed out and was rescued. He is in stable condition. The pilot of the Osprey was able to regain...

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