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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 345-08
April 25, 2008

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Lance Cpl. Jordan C. Haerter, 19, of Sag Harbor, N.Y.
 
            Cpl. Jonathan T. Yale, 21, of Burkeville, Va.
 
            Both Marines died April 22 from wounds suffered while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. Haerter was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Yale was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
 
            Media with questions about these Marines can contact the 2nd Marine Division public affairs office at (910) 450-6575.

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