Building in Iraq to be named for Marine public affairs officer
The Multi-National Corps–Iraq broadcast studio building will be renamed Friday in honor of a Marine public affairs officer killed last year in Ramadi.
Marine Maj. Megan M. McClung — who was killed on Dec. 6, 2006 — is the highest-ranking female servicemember killed in the Iraq war.
She died when a roadside bomb hit her vehicle while she was escorting embedded journalists reporting in Ramadi.
McClung was a 1995 graduate of the Naval Academy and was a triathlete and marathoner.
She had left the Marines in 2004 and worked in Iraq as a public affairs officer with KBR.
Shortly after, she requested to go back on active duty and serve with the Marines in Anbar province, then a hotbed of the Sunni insurgency.
A Marine Corps League detachment in Washington state also has been renamed in honor of McClung.
In October, Detachment 1210, which counts McClung’s father as a member, renamed itself the Maj. Megan McClung Marine Corps League Detachment.