Rep. Seth Moulton mourns Iraqi army friend killed by ISIS

U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., center, waved while marching with members of OutVets, a group of gay military veterans.
U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton served several tours in Iraq. –Steven Senne/AP

Iraq War veteran and U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton on Friday mourned the death of his “closest friend” in the Iraqi army, blaming his death on ISIS and “our failed policy in Iraq.”

Moulton, a Harvard graduate, joined the Marines in 2001 and served four tours in Iraq, and he was twice decorated for heroism by the U.S. military. Still, as the son of Vietnam War protesters, he has criticized the decision-making behind the Iraq War.

“While I believe that the war was a mistake, I don’t regret doing what I could to serve our country,” he said in a campaign video.

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Moulton was elected to Congress as a Democrat in 2014.

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