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

  No. 1253-06
IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 08, 2006

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty


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

Lance Cpl. Brent E. Beeler, 22, of Jackson, Mich., died Dec. 7 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. Beeler was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Lansing, Mich.

Media with questions about this Marine can call the Marine Forces Reserve public affairs office at (504) 678-4177.

For additional information on Gauthreaux's death the media can contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at (254) 287-9993.

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