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Camp Pendleton Suffers 2nd Greatest Loss of Life in Iraq War

Camp Pendleton suffered the second greatest loss of troops in the Iraq War of any installation, according to numbers made available on

An estimated 345 servicemembers based at Camp Pendleton died during the war in Iraq. The first Marine from Pendleton to die was 2nd Lt. Therrel Shane Childers, 30, who was killed in southern Iraq from hostile fire on March 21, 2003. The last Camp Pendleton Marine to die in the war was Staff Sgt. Mark A. Wojciechowski, 25, who lost his life in Anbar Province April 30, 2009.

The installation with the greatest loss of life during the Iraq war was Fort Hood in Texas.