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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 727-04
July 30, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

Gunnery Sgt. Shawn A. Lane, 33, of Corning, N.Y., died July 28 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

For further information contact the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Public Affairs Office at (760) 725-5044.