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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 211-03
April 07, 2003

DOD IDENTIFIES MARINE CASUALTY

The Department of Defense announced today that Capt. Travis A. Ford, 30, of Ogallala, Neb., was killed in action on April 4 when his AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter crashed during combat operations near Ali Aziziyal, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) - 267, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, Calif.