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Release No: 226-95
April 26, 1995

Remains of Two Marines Recovered in Oklahoma City

The remains of the two Marines previously unaccounted for have been recovered from the rubble that once was the Federal office building in Oklahoma City. Four other Marines and a DoD civilian were injured in that catastrophic explosion April 19.

The remains of Captain Randolph A. Guzman, 28, the recruiting station executive officer from Castro Valley, Calif., and Sgt. Benjamin L. Davis, 29, an operations clerk and native of Oklahoma City, were found at their recruiting station posts in the building, April 24.

The four Marines and one DoD civilian injured in the bombing have been treated and released from local hospitals.

Injured were: Gunnery Sergeant Earl A. Bussell, 38, Council Bluffs, Iowa; Gunnery Sergeant Paul K. Cooper, 35, Howard, Wis; Barbara J. Hedrick, 32, a civilian computer systems operator from Oklahoma City; Staff Sergeant Jack R. Jocsing, 30, Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Captain Michael R. Norfleet, 29, Richmond, Va.

The personnel are assigned to U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Station Oklahoma City, which was located on the sixth floor of The New Federal Building on 200 NW 5th Street.

The recruiting station has been located in the federal building since April 1977, where it served as the headquarters for more than 50 Marines, officer selection officers and civilians located throughout the state of Oklahoma and the southern half of Kansas.

Media queries related to the incident concerning the Marines should be made to the following numbers: (504) 361-2356 (Chief Warrant Officer-4 Robert Settle).

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