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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 224-03
April 09, 2003

DOD IDENTIFIES MARINE CASUALTY

The Department of Defense announced today that Sgt. Brendon C. Reiss, 23, of Natrona, Wyo., has been listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN). He is assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade. He was last seen when his unit was engaged in combat operations on March 23 in the vicinity of An Nasiriyah, Iraq. A search of the area is continuing.

This announcement was delayed until the Marine Corps completed all next-of-kin notifications.