November 15, 2004
The Associated Press reports Lance Cpl. Justin M. Ellsworth, 20, from Mount Pleasant has been killed fighting in Iraq.
A member of the Michigan Marines, Ellsworth died Saturday from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, the Defense Department told the AP Sunday.
Ellsworth was assigned to the Combat Service Support Battalion 1 in the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force in Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Ellsworth is the 35th member of the military with known Michigan ties to die in Iraq.
1: Posted 11/16/2004
Justin was a proud american who would do anything for his country, he was also my nephew and he will be deeply missed by all. He email us a couple of times before they went into battle about how what the media said and he stated that they were doing good over there and that we shouldn't believe everything that is told on television or in the paper. Justin leaves behind 3 brothers and a sister. He also leaves behind his 3 uncles and 3 aunts on his father side and his proud dad and mom. We love justin very much and hope he will rest in peace.
Eaton Rapids Michigan
2: Posted 11/16/2004
To all who knew him, I'm so sorry for your loss. I attended Mt. P High and graduated a yr ahead of him. I wish now that I could have met him personally and gotten to know what a hero he became. Rest in Peace!!
3: Posted 11/16/2004
All sympathies go out to the family of Justin in their time of loss. I am saddened by the loss of such a great young man, but I am hopeful for our country that there are still young people that care enough about this nation and what it stands for to make the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country selflessly.
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