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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 418-04
May 04, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Gunnery Sgt. Ronald E. Baum, 38, of Hollidaysburg, Pa., died May 3 due to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Intelligence Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

For further information related to this release, contact Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Public Affairs Office at (910) 526-9699.

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