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Northeast Ohio Navy Corpsman Buried

by WKSU's RENITA JABLONSKI


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Renita Jablonski
 
Navy Corpsman Luke Emch was buried today (Monday) at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman. He was killed March second near Ramadi, one day before he was scheduled to wrap up his tour of duty in Iraq. Emch was assigned to the 1st Marines Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company.
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I just found out about the death of my friend in Afghanistan who was also a Navy corpsman. I was flipping through deaths and came across Luke. I was in school (while in the Navy) with him. I am in total shock


Posted by: Darren Gipson (Paducah KY) on September 13, 2008 11:48PM
I was so, so sad to hear about Luke. I have prayed that the family can have some peace during this difficult time, and hope with time, things will get a little better. I know the pain will never go away though. God bless you during this time.I don't know that we're related, but assume so, since we have the same last name. I have very, very dark hair like Luke. We are origianlly from Woodville in NW Ohio. Again, my condolences for your loss.
Scott


Posted by: Scott Emch (Columbus, OH) on July 9, 2007 4:40PM
Hello there,

Thanks so much for pointing out the date inconsistencies. The Emch family had confirmed to me March 2nd is the correct date. Mr. Emch says it was just about 23 hours before he was supposed to wrap up duty in Iraq and begin the debriefing and training process of the new team so he could come home.


Posted by: Renita Jablonski (WKSU News) on March 13, 2007 9:41AM
The Akron Beacon Journal and the Tallmadge Express reported that Luke Emch's parents were informed of his death on March 2, but that he had actually died the day before (March 1). The article, by Tom Prusha, also included a quote from Wesley Emch that stated Luke Emch was due to return hom March 4, 3 days after his actual death, as opposed to the information stated above.

I cannot confirm that this information is totally accurate, but I thought I would mention the inconsistencies.


Posted by: High School Student (Tallmadge) on March 13, 2007 1:12AM
mrs.emch is my teacher and i was there wen she found out it was so sad i feel so bad!!


Posted by: cooper pierce (tallmadge) on March 12, 2007 6:40PM
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