Marine from Camp Pendleton's 3rd Battalion killed by IED

The marine is the 24th member of the 3/5 squad to loss their life

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    The flag covering the casket of California National Guard Sgt 1st Class Rudy A. Salcido is folded for presentation to his widow during a memorial service for him at the Riverside National Cemetery on November 21, 2006 in Riverside..

    There’s been yet another loss for Camp Pendleton-based Third Battalion, Fifth Marine Regiment.

    Squad Leader Sgt. Jason Amores died Thursday in Helmand Province. According to the Marine Corps, Amores was killed by an IED.

    The 29-year-old husband and father is from LeHigh Acres, Florida.

    Amores is the 24th member of the 3/5 squad to lose his life during the effort to secure the Sangin District in Northeast Helmand Province in Afghanistan.

    The 3/5 has seen many casualities since arriving in the province. Just this month, Jan.2, another Marine lost his life while fighting in the same location.