Remembering Lance Cpl. Alexander Scott Arredondo The 968th U.S. military fatality in Iraq was Marine Lance Corporal Arredondo, 20 years old, of Randolph, Mass. He was killed on Aug. 25 by a sniper in Najaf. His death has reverberated deeply through two families back home, prompting a celebration of his short life, and an additional tragedy. NPR's John Burnett reports.