BAGHDAD - Ten U.S. Marines killed near the Iraqi city of Fallujah last week had been at a promotion ceremony and were not on foot patrol as initially reported, the U.S. military said on Tuesday.
The Marines were in an old flour mill on the outskirts of the city to celebrate the promotion of three soldiers, a military statement said.
As the ceremony ended, the Marines dispersed and one of them is believed to have stepped on a buried pressure plate linked to explosives that caused the devastating blast.
Why is that so often these stories change? Remember Pat Tillman or Jessica Lynch? When will the Pentagon quit spinning the deaths of the troops?