The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Barnes, 20, of West Monroe, La.
Cpl. Rusty L. Washam, 21, of Huntsville, Tenn.
Both Marines died Feb. 14, when a suicide car bomber attacked their vehicle near Al Qa’im, Iraq. They were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division; II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Media with questions about these Marines can call the 2nd Marine Division Public Affairs Office at (910) 451-9033.