A Chandler family is mourning the loss of their son, a 20-year-old Marine who died Friday in the Iraq war. Lance Cpl. Brandon Dewey was killed by a suicide car bomb while conducting combat operations in Haqlaniyah, Iraq, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.
Dewey, from Tracy, Calif., was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force in Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Also killed in the bombing was Cpl. Carlos Arrelanopandura, 22, of Los Angeles.
During Operation Iraqi Freedom, their unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.