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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1214-04
November 27, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Sgt. Benjamin C. Edinger, 24, of Green Bay, Wisc., died Nov. 23, at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., from injuries received as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq on Nov 14. He was assigned to 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

For further information on this Marine, contact the II Marine Expeditionary Force Public Affairs Office at (910) 451-6197.