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Marine from Kirksville, Mo. killed in Iraq


Kirksville, Mo. – The Pentagon said this morning (Fri.) that a 21-year old Marine from Kirksville has died in Iraq. Private First Class Rex Page died Wednesday when his Humvee came under fire.

His father, Larry Page, says Rex was "in his element" in uniform and in Iraq.

Marine Corps officers arrived at the Page family's home at about 10:15 Wednesday night to deliver the news. The Pentagon says Page died from wounds received in the attack in Al Anbar province. His unit was based in Fallujah.

Page reportedly got out of the vehicle to help his fellow soldiers and was shot twice, once in the head. Funeral arrangements are being made.