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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 153-03
March 26, 2003

DOD IDENTIFIES MISSING MARINES

The Department of Defense announced today the identities of two Marines whose status has been listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN). They were among a group of Marines in the vicinity of the Saddam Canal in Iraq on March 24. They are:

Cpl. Evan T. James, 20, of Hancock, Ill.

Sgt. Bradley S. Korthaus, 28, of Scott, Iowa.

Both Marines are assigned to Engineering Company C, 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, based in Peoria, Ill. A search and rescue effort to locate the Marines is continuing.

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