Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Cpl. Reynold Armand Died of Unspecified Causes in Balad, Iraq; Official Cause of Death Unknown (August 7, 2007)

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Cpl. Reynold Armand, U.S. Marine Corps

Marine Cpl. Reynold Armand, 21, died of unspecified causes on August 7, 2007 in Balad, Iraq. Cpl. Armand was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom on behalf of the 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. At the time of the Department of Defense press release, the death was under investigation. The outcome of the investigation and official cause of death is unknown.

“Reynold Armand loved football, playing video games and spending time with family and friends. He was proud of his Haitian and Puerto Rican heritage and loved the New York Yankees…He was a 2004 high school graduate and was assigned to Camp Lejeune… Armand so wanted to join the Marines that he persuaded his aunt and adoptive mother Miriam Velez to allow him to enlist before he turned 18. He wanted to follow in the footsteps of the late Victor Velez, Miriam Velez’s husband and Armand’s uncle and adoptive father, a former Marine. ‘He looked up to him, he left to make him proud,’ said Velez.” –In Remembrance of Cpl. Reynold Armand

Related Links:
DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
Honor the Fallen: Marine Cpl. Reynold Armand
Camp Lejeune Marine Killed In Iraq
Camp Lejeune Marine, 21, dies in Iraq
2nd AABn remember fallen warriors
Mourners fill church in tribute to Marine Cpl. Reynold Armand
Local marine killed in Iraq laid to rest
Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom
Faces of the Fallen: Cpl. Reynold Armand
August: Department of Defense Casualties Report (2007)

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