Two Wisconsin Marines die in IraqWisconsin News
Wisconsin’s death toll in the Iraq War is now up to 89. That’s after two Marines in the Milwaukee-based Fox Company were killed in a roadside bomb blast.
Wisconsin’s death toll in the Iraq War is now up to 89.
That’s after two Marines in the Milwaukee-based Fox Company were killed in a roadside bomb blast.
Lance Cpl. Dean Opicka, 29, of Waukesha and Cpl. Richard Nelson, 23, of Kenosha died Monday in Anbar province.
Lance Cpl. David Doyle, 21, of Racine was wounded. But he’ll stay in Iraq and is expected to return to duty soon.
Nelson started his second tour in January and he would have celebrated his first wedding anniversary next Monday. He graduated from Kenosha Christian Life School in 2004.
Opicka graduated from Luxemburg-Casco High School in 1997, where he played football and basketball. He was the third student from that school to die in the Middle East since Sept. 11.
Just before heading to Iraq, Opicka taught at the Wisconsin Career Academy in Milwaukee.
The deaths were for the first for the Fox Company on its second stint in Iraq. They lost five members the first time in 2004-05.