The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Cpl. Garrywesley T. Rimes, 30, of Santa Maria, Calif., died April 1 as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Rimes was attached to 2nd Marine Division.
Media with questions about this Marine can call the Camp Pendleton Public Affairs Office at (760) 725-5044.