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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 238-03
April 13, 2003

DOD IDENTIFIES MARINE CASUALTIES

The Department of Defense announced today the identities of three Marines killed in action during Operation Iraqi Freedom. They are:

Gunnery Sgt. Jeffrey E. Bohr, Jr., 39, of Ossian, Iowa, who was killed on April 10 in northern Baghdad while engaging enemy forces. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Cpl. Jesus A. Gonzalez, 22, of Indio, Calif., who was killed on April 12 while manning a checkpoint in Baghdad. He was assigned to 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif.

Staff Sgt. Riayan A. Tejeda, 26, of New York, N.Y., who was killed on April 11 during combat operations against enemy forces in northeast Baghdad. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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