The Department of Defense announced today the identity of a Marine and a sailor supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, who have been listed as Duty Status - Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) after the seven-ton truck in which they were riding rolled over in a flash flood near Al Asad, Iraq on April 2. The incident was not a result of enemy action.
Lance Cpl. Eric A. Palmisano, 27, of Florence, Wis., is assigned to the 1st Transportation Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Marcques J. Nettles, 22, of Beaverton, Ore., is assigned to Force Service Regiment 1 Fleet Marine Forces Pacific.
All available resources are being used to search for the Marine and sailor.
Information concerning the six Marines killed in this incident was posted at http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2006/nr20060405-12757.html on April 5.
For further information about Palmisano, contact Twentynine Palms Public Affairs Office at (760) 830-5476. For more information about Nettles, contact Navy Public Affairs at (703) 697-5342.