A Marine from Missouri is a casualty of the fighting in Iraq. The Department of Defense has announced the death of 20-year-old Marine Lance Corporal Drew W. Weaver of St. Charles, who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Weaver died February 21st while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province. He was assigned to 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, in Twentynine Palms, California.