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Camp Pendleton Marine 7th Californian Killed in Iraq

A Camp Pendleton based Marine who grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area has been killed in Iraq, becoming the 7th casualty of the war from California.

The Santa Maria Times reports that the parents and wife of Gunnery Sergeant Joseph Menusa were told by military officials yesterday that the 33 year old combat engineer had been shot.

Menusa´s widow, Stacy Menusa, says “They didn´t have any information as to what happened or when it happened….it´s another waiting game to find out all the details.”

Although Joseph Menusa´s name had not yet appeared on the Pentagon´s list of soldiers killed in action by late last night, an official at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany says the Marine was killed “during hostile action.”