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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 968-04
September 29, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

Pfc. Kenneth L. Sickels, 20, of Apple Valley, Calif., died Sept. 27 due to a non-combat related incident in Al Anbar Privince, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif.

The incident is under investigation.

For further information related to this Marine contact the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms Public Affairs Office at (760) 830-6213.

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