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

  No. 789-05

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties


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

            Cpl. Jeffrey A. Boskovitch, 25, of Seven Hills, Ohio


            Lance Cpl. Roger D. Castleberry Jr., 26, of Austin, Texas


            Sgt. David J. Coullard, 32, of Glastonbury, Conn.


            Lance Cpl. Daniel N. Deyarmin Jr., 22, of Tallmadge, Ohio


            Lance Cpl. Brian P. Montgomery, 26, of Willoughby, Ohio


            Sgt. Nathaniel S. Rock, 26, of Toronto, Ohio


            All died Aug. 1 as result of enemy small-arms fire while conducting dismounted operations outside Haditha, Iraq.  Castleberry was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, San Antonio, Texas.  The other five Marines were assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Brookpark, Ohio.  As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, all were 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) 678-6539.

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