Maryland Firefighter Killed in Iraq While Serving in Marines

United States Marine Corps Corporal Kirk Bosselmann of Dickerson, MD, previously an Upper Montgomery County, MD, VFD member, died Nov. 27 in fighting in the city of Falluja, Iraq.

Bosselmann is survived by mother Beverly, father Rainer and an older sister Kyla.

A private Marine Corps funeral will be held for the immediate family at an as yet undetermined date in which Bosselmann's ashes will be spread in several different locations. According to his wishes, a celebration of Bosselmann's life will be held by the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. That date will be announced.