Marine Casualties

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  1. Yamabushi

    Yamabushi New Member

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    NEWS RELEASE from the United States Department of Defense

    No. 087-05
    IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Jan 27, 2005
    Media Contact: Marine Corps Public Affairs - (703) 614-4309 Public/Industry Contact: (703)428-0711

    DoD Identifies Marine Casualties


    The Department of Defense announced today the death of 16 Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.



    Capt. Paul C. Alaniz, 32, of Corpus Christi, Texas

    Lance Cpl. Jonathan E. Etterling, 22, of Wheelersburg, Ohio

    Capt. Lyle L. Gordon, 30, of Midlothian, Texas

    Lance Cpl. Brian C. Hopper, 21, of Wynne, Ark.

    Lance Cpl. Saeed Jafarkhani-Torshizi Jr., 24, of Fort Worth, Texas

    Cpl. Sean P. Kelly, 23, of Gloucester, N.J.

    Staff Sgt. Dexter S. Kimble, 30, of Houston, Texas

    Lance Cpl. Allan Klein, 34, of Clinton Township, Mich.

    Cpl. James L. Moore, 24, of Roseburg, Ore.

    Lance Cpl. Mourad Ragimov, 20, of San Diego, Calif.

    Lance Cpl. Rhonald D. Rairdan, 20, of San Antonio, Texas

    Lance Cpl. Hector Ramos, 20, of Aurora, Ill.

    Lance Cpl. Darrell J. Schumann, 25, of Hampton, Va.

    1stLt. Dustin M. Shumney, 30, of Vallejo, Calif

    Cpl. Matthew R. Smith, 24, of West Valley, Utah

    Lance Cpl. Joseph B. Spence, 24, of Scotts Valley, Calif

    All died Jan. 26 when the CH-53E helicopter they were in crashed near Ar Rutbah, Iraq. Alaniz, Gordon, and Kimble were assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. The others were assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

    The cause of the crash is under investigation.

    News media with questions about Alaniz, Gordon or Kimble can call the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Public Affairs Office at (858) 577-7542 during working hours and (858) 864-3406 after hours. News media with questions about the other Marines can call the Marine Corps Base, Hawaii Public Affairs Office at (808) 257-8840 or (808) 257-8839.
  2. ssgcastillo

    ssgcastillo New Member

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    I salute all the fine men&women who have died Iwish them well al for the persnal egos &wealth of the oil barons its so sad!!! may the gods look upon them with favor.

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