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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 744-07
June 14, 2007

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Lance Cpl. Johnny R. Strong, 21, of Waco, Texas., died June 12 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Twentynine Palms, Calif.
 
            For more information in regard to this release the media can contact the Twentynine Palms public affairs office at (760) 830-5476.