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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 290-09
May 01, 2009

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

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

 

                The following Marines died April 30 while supporting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq:

 

                Sgt. James R. McIlvaine, 26, of Olney, Md.

 

                Staff Sgt. Mark A. Wojciechowski, 25, of Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

                Sgt. McIlvaine was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif. 

 

                Staff Sgt. Wojciechowski was assigned to 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

                For additional background information on Sgt. McIlvaine, news media representatives may contact the 1st Marine Division public affairs office at (760) 763-5397.

 

                For additional background information on Staff Sgt. Wojciechowski, news media representatives may contact the 1st Marine Logistics Group public affairs office at (760) 763-5966.