TWP. -- A U.S. Marine from Morris County was killed Sunday in Iraq,
several sources have confirmed.
Lance Cpl. Christopher Cosgrove, 23, of Cedar Knolls, died while
on assignment with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 25th Marines,
Cosgrove was a 2001 graduate Whippany Park High School, where he
was a dedicated member of the football, track and lacrosse teams,
Principal John Manning said today. The school will observe a moment
of silence in Cosgrove's memory on Tuesday morning.
"He was a very team-oriented young man and was very fond of
Whippany Park High School," Manning said. "He visited us often."
Manning said Cosgrove stopped by to visit with teachers and staff at
the high school before he shipped out for Iraq last spring.
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