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U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
News Release

  No. 084-05
IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 27, 2005

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

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

Cpl. Jonathan W. Bowling, 23, of Patrick, Va.

Lance Cpl. Karl R. Linn, 20, of Chesterfield, Va.

Cpl. Christopher L. Weaver, 24, of Fredericksburg, Va.

Bowling and Linn died Jan. 26 of wounds received as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Weaver died Jan. 26 as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. All Marines were assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve's 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, 4th Marine Division, headquartered in Lynchburg, Va.

Media who need more information should contact the Inspector/Instructor Staff at Lynchburg, Va., at (434) 237-2206.

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