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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 836-04
August 27, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

Cpl. Barton R. Humlhanz, 23, of Hellertown, Pa., died Aug. 26 from injuries received due to enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Expeditionary Unit Service Support Group 24, 24th MEU, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

For further information contact the 2nd Force Service Support Group Public Affairs officer at Camp Lejeune at (910) 451-3589.