A tragic boat accident on July 1 in Iraq took the life of Lance Cpl. Jeremy Tinnell, 20, USMC, of Mechanicsville.
A member of the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, II Marine Expeditionary Force out of Camp Lejeune, NC, Jeremy died in a non-hostile boating accident on the Euphrates River in Anbar Province, Iraq. His mother lives in Augusta County.
A memorial service will be held today, July 20, 2007, at noon at the Waynesboro Seventh Day Adventist Church. He is survived by his mother, Donna Hobbs of Verona, and his father, Herold Tinnel of Sandston.
Our thoughts and prayers are with this family, and our eternal gratitude for the sacrifice they have made to our country.