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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 823-06
August 28, 2006

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

          Cpl. David G. Weimortz, 28, of Irmo, S.C. died Aug. 26 from injuries suffered while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

          Media with questions about this Marine can call 2nd Marine Division public affairs at (910) 451-9033.