Oct. 5, 2011
Former ORU outfielder killed in
Marine First Lt. Ryan Iannelli, a former
outfielder at Oral Roberts, was killed recently in a helicopter
crash in Afghanistan.
Iannelli was a four-year member of the Golden
Eagles. He was on the squad that advanced to the Clemson Super
Regional in 2006 after winning the Fayetteville Regional. A
native of Clarksboro, N.J., Iannelli graduated from ORU in 2006
with a degree in public relations and advertising. He later
earned an MBA from Felician College.
According to The Star-Ledger, Iannelli was
a 27-year-old pilot assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter
Squadron 269, Marine Air Group 29, 2nd Marine Air Wing, II
Marine Expeditionary Force, and was involved in combat