Mogadore Sailor Killed in Iraq

MOGADORE, Ohio (AP) - A sailor from northeast Ohio was killed in combat in Iraq, the U.S. Department of Defense said Friday.

Hospitalman Matthew G. Conte, 22, of Mogadore, died Thursday while his unit was fighting enemy forces in the province of Anbar, an insurgent stronghold west of Baghdad, the military said in a statement.

Conte was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment of the 3rd Marine Division in Kanehoe Bay, Hawaii. He was serving as a hospital corpsman in Iraq under the command of I Marine Expeditionary Force.

There were no telephone listings under the Conte name in Mogadore, about 10 miles east of Akron, or surrounding areas.

Messages seeking comment were left after hours at Mogadore High School.

The Navy did not release any more details.