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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 831-04
August 26, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Lance Cpl. Alexander S. Arredondo, 20, of Randolph, Mass., died Aug. 25 as result of enemy action in An Najaf, Iraq. He was assigned to Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

For further information contact the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Public Affairs Office at (760) 725-5044.