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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 924-04
September 18, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

Cpl. Steven A. Rintamaki, 21, of Lynnwood, Wash., died Sept 16 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Rintamaki was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

For further information related to this Marine contact the Camp Pendleton Public Affairs Office at (760) 725-5044.