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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 240-03
April 14, 2003

DOD CHANGES MARINE'S CASUALTY STATUS

The Department of Defense announced today that Marine Pvt. Jonathan L. Gifford, 30, of Macon, Ill., was killed in action during operations on the outskirts of An Nasiriyah, Iraq, on March 23. He had previously been listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN).

Gifford was assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, based in Camp Lejeune, N.C.