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

  No. 698-05
IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 11, 2005

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

 

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

            Staff Sgt. Joseph P. Goodrich, 32, of Allegheny, Pa.

 

            Lance Cpl. Ryan J. Kovacicek, 22, of Washington, Pa.

 

            Both Marines died July 10 from enemy indirect fire while conducting combat operations in Hit, Iraq.  They were assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Moundsville, W.Va.  During Operation Iraqi Freedom their unit was attached to Regimental Combat Team-2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

            Media with questions about these Marines can call the Marine Forces Reserve Public Affairs Office at (504) 678-4178.

http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2005/nr20050711-3961.html



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