Wednesday evening, [the family of Marine Cpl. Jennifer M. Parcell, 20] was told by Marine officials that she was killed along with other Marines by a suicide bomber during a sensitive mission at a military checkpoint [in Anbar Province], said Ray Fender, a spokesman for the family."What do you call these troops, William Arkin?" Holy Chalice, 2/11/07.
Though the family does not know the details of what occurred, Fender said they were told Parcell was searching Iraqi women for explosives and had been able to detect a bomber.
The family wishes the Iraqi people no malice, Fender said. Their Christian beliefs dictate reaching out in love to them.