Marine Killed In Iraq
Akron Beacon Journal
April 16, 2005
A soldier attached to Akron's 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division was killed in Iraq, the U.S. Department of Defense announced Friday.
Cpl. Michael B. Lindemuth, 27, of Petoskey, Mich., was killed Wednesday when an enemy mortar landed inside Camp Hit, a military base in the Al Anbar Province of western Iraq, where U.S. forces continue to battle insurgents.
Lindemuth was a squad leader and a javelin gunman (an expert in anti-tank weaponry), according to former roommate Cpl. Cory Miller, who shared an Akron apartment with Lindemuth for about eight months after Lindemuth was assigned to the Akron unit from Camp Lejeune in March 2004.
Lindemuth, who was single, was a devout Christian, attending The Chapel two or three times a week, Miller said. He was also a talented carpenter, who helped friends with woodworking projects around their homes and planned to work in carpentry full time after his military service ended.
"He was a really good friend," Miller said. "You could go to him if you needed help with anything."
No information about funeral arrangements was released Friday.
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