Local Marine injured in Iraq

Staff report

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Lance Corporal Marc Olson was one of 14 individuals wounded Saturday when suicide bombers attacked the post he was working at in Ramadi, Iraq.

Olson, of Coal City, sustained major head, neck and eye injuries.

Initially treated in Iraq, Olson was transferred to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany before being flown to Maryland on Tuesday for further treatment at Bethesda Naval Hospital.

"Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers," said his mom, Pinky Kloski, who flew to Maryland Tuesday to be with her son.

According to published reports, two suicide bombers, one possibly in a vehicle, attacked a police headquarters in Ramadi, in the Al Anbar province on Nov. 8. Eight individuals were killed in the attack.

Olson, a 2006 graduate of Coal City High School, is a member of the United States Marines. He was deployed to Iraq on Oct. 8 and was stationed in Ramadi which is about 68 miles west of Baghdad.

Kloski, her husband Jay, and their children, Michelle, John and Alex, extend their sincere appreciation for all the calls, prayers, acts of kindness and get well wishes offered to their son and family.

Information on Olson's condition will be published as it becomes available, as will an address where get well wishes can be sent.

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