Congressman Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03) provided the following statement after Gunnery Sgt. Diego Pongo and Capt. Moises Navas were killed in Iraq on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Both Marines were assigned to the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, Marine Forces Special Operations Command, which is located at Camp Lejeune. The two Marines were killed in action while supporting Iraqi security forces in an operation to destroy an ISIS position in north-central Iraq.
"My thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of Gunnery Sgt. Diego Pongo and Capt. Moises Navas. While we can become distracted by issues we have at home like Coronavirus, we absolutely cannot forget the immense sacrifices our service members continue to make abroad. The deaths of these two brave Marines are a somber reminder that our service members and their families sacrifice so much for us each and every day, no matter the circumstances, so we can live in peace and freedom,"
Murphy is the U.S. Representative for Camp Lejeune.
- Michael Mead
- Communications Director
- Congressman Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03)
- Ph: (202) 225-3415