20 years old from Bel Air, Maryland
Combat Logistics Regiment 3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force
February 7, 2007
Cpl. Jennifer Parcell was petite, but one learned quickly that underestimating her was foolish.
"She was an absolute firecracker," Master Sgt. Jerry Widner said. "Just a go-getting machine."
Her relentless can-do attitude led her to volunteer for Iraq. And then to volunteer for the Lioness Program, which provides female Marines for searches of Iraqi women to respect Muslim cultural mores.
Parcell was killed Feb. 7 in Anbar province when a woman she was searching blew herself up with a suicide vest. Parcell had started doing the searches a week before and was three weeks from going home.
You can read the rest of Cpl. Jennifer Parcell's story here.
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