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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1227-04
November 30, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

Cpl. Gentian Marku, 22, of Warren, Mich., died Nov. 25 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

News media with questions about this Marine should contact the 2nd Marine Division Public Affairs Office at (910) 451-9033.

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