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

  No. 926-07

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties


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

Lance Cpl. Robert A. Lynch, 20, of Louisville, Ky.

Cpl. James H. McRae, 22, of Springtown, Texas

Cpl. Matthew R. Zindars, 21, of Watertown, Wis.

All three Marines died July 24 while conducting combat operations in Diyala province, Iraq.

Lynch was assigned to 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.

McRae was assigned to 3rd Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 35, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.

Zandars was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Media with questions about Lynch or McRae can contact the Okinawa public affairs office at 011-81-611-745-0790 or email . Media with questions about Zandars can contact the Camp Pendleton public affairs office at (760) 725-5044.

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