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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1052-06
October 19, 2006

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

     2nd Lt. Joshua L. Booth, 23, of Fiskdale, Mass., died Oct. 17 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

     For further information relating to this release the media can contact the Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay public affairs office at (808) 257-8870 or (808) 457-8841.

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