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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 926-07
July 25, 2007

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.
 
            Zindars 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 Okinawa Pao@usmc.mil .  Media with questions about Zindars can contact the Camp Pendleton public affairs office at (760) 725-5044.