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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1092-04
November 01, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

1st Lt. Matthew D. Lynch, 25, of Jericho, N.Y., died Oct. 31 from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Lynch was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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