Lance Cpl. Samuel
Lance Cpl. Samuel Tapia,
20, of San Benito, Texas, died Dec. 18 from small-arms fire while conducting
combat operations in Ar Ramadi,Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion,
7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force,
Twentynine Palms,Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached
to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).