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

  No. 085-05
IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 27, 2005

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Sgt. Jesse W. Strong, 24, of Irasburg, Vt., died Jan. 26 as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Strong was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve's 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, 4th Marine Division, headquartered in Lynchburg, Va.

Media requesting further information on this Marine should contact the Inspector/Instructor Staff at Lynchburg, Va., at (434) 237-2206.

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