The Defense Department announced today that Marine First Lt. Travis L. Manion of Doylestown, a former standout athlete at La Salle College High School, was killed Sunday in Iraq.
Manion, 26, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, according to a news release.
He was assigned to First Reconnaissance Battalion, First Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
A three-sport athlete in high school, Manion was named to the "all-Catholic" roster in football, lacrosse and wrestling. He was a member of four championship teams. He continued to wrestle at the Naval Academy.