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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1219-04
November 29, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of six Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

 

Cpl. Kirk J. Bosselmann, 21, of Napa, Calif.

 

Lance Cpl. Bradley M. Faircloth, 20, of Mobile, Ala.

 

Lance Cpl. Jeffery S. Holmes, 20, of White River Junction, Vt.

 

Lance Cpl. David B. Houck, 25, of Winston Salem, N.C.

 

Lance Cpl. Joshua E. Lucero, 19, of Tucson, Ariz.

 

Sgt. Nicholas S. Nolte, 25, of Falls City, Neb.

 

Nolte died Nov. 24 at the National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, Md., from injuries received Nov. 9 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Holmes died Nov. 25, Faircloth and Houck died Nov. 26, and Bosselmann and Lucero died Nov. 27, all as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province Iraq.

 

Bosselmann, Faircloth, Holmes and Houck were assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. Lucero was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. Nolte was assigned to 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point N.C.

 

For more information on Nolte contact the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Public Affairs Office at (252) 466-4241. For information on any of the other Marines contact the 2nd Marine Division Public Affairs Office at (910) 751-9033.