NEWS RELEASE from the United States Department of Defense No. 093-05 IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan 28, 2005 Media Contact: Marine Corps Public Affairs - (703) 614-4309 Public/Industry Contact: (703)428-0711 DoD Identifies Marine Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Jonathan S. Beatty, 22, of Streator, Ill., died Jan. 27 as a result of hostile action in Babil Province, Iraq. Beatty was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Media with questions about this Marine can contact the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit Public Affairs Office at (910) 451-7065.