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 May 6, 2005
Yahoo! provides family with e-mail account of Marine killed in Iraq
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WIXOM, Mich. E-mail provider Yahoo! has given the family of a Marine killed in Iraq a C-D containing more than ten-thousand pages of material from the man's account.

But John Ellsworth says there don't appear to be any e-mails written by his son, Lance Corporal Justin Ellsworth. The Marine was killed in November while inspecting a bomb in Al Anbar province. John Ellsworth says only messages sent to his son are on the disc.

A Yahoo spokeswoman says the C-D should have contained the Marine's outgoing messages too. She tells The Associated Press the company will do whatever it takes to make sure the family gets all the information.

Yahoo! originally refused the family's request. But the company did not fight a Michigan probate judge's order yesterday directing it to provide the material.

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