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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 030-06
January 11, 2006

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of five Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom:

            Lance Cpl. Kyle W. Brown, 22, of Newport News, Va.

 

            Lance Cpl. Jeriad P. Jacobs, 19, of Clayton, N.C.

 

            Lance Cpl. Jason T. Little, 20, of Climax, Mich.

 

            Cpl. Brett L. Lundstrom, 22, of Stafford, Va.

 

            Lance Cpl. Raul Mercado, 21, of Monrovia, Calif.

 

            All five Marines died on Jan. 7. 

 

            Mercado was killed when his vehicle was attacked with an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Al Karmah, Iraq.  He was assigned to 2nd Maintenance Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

            Little was killed when his tank was attacked with an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Ferris, Iraq.  He was assigned to 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

            Brown, Jacobs and Lundstrom were killed by enemy small arms fire in separate attacks while conducting combat operations near Fallujah, Iraq.  They were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

            Media with questions about Brown, Jacobs, Little, or Lundstrom can call the 2nd Marine Division Public Affairs Office at (910) 451-9033.  Media with questions about Mercado can call the 2nd Marine Logistics Group Public Affairs Office at (910) 451-3577.

 

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