A Marine serving in Iraq from Lake County was killed this week.
He was 25 years old, when first lieutenant Shaun Blue of Munster was killed in combat on Monday.
The 2000 Munster high school graduate was in Iraq’s Anbar province and he is the sixth Hoosier killed in the past three weeks.
Blue is the 78-th person from Indiana killed since the war in Iraq started in 2003.
While that is more than most states it is less than some of our neighbors.
As of now, 130 people from Michigan have died in that time 121 died from Illinois since 2003 and from Ohio 143 members of the military have died.