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Utah Marine killed in Iraq
A 21-year-old Marine from Utah was killed Sunday alongside a fellow Marine while conducting combat operations in the volatile Al Anbar province in Iraq. Both Marines were members of the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion in Twentynine Palms, Calif.
Adam Galvez, a mechanic who learned to turn wrenches when he was boy in Salt Lake City, aided in the upkeep of Humvees, 7-ton trucks and Light Armored Vehicles, all of which take a hard beating on the region's often treacherous roads.
"I bought a car from a junkyard and got it running before I joined the Corps," Galvez told a Marine Corps combat correspondant in April.
"I have tinkered with cars all my life."
Galvez had been was injured in a suicide bombing that killed four Marines last month in Rawah, Iraq. No further details on the attack that claimed his life were immediately available.