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Release No: 1288-04
December 14, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

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


Cpl. Jason S. Clairday, 21, of Camp, Ark.


Cpl. Ian W. Stewart, 21, of Lake Hughes, Calif.


Lance Cpl. Richard D. Warner, 22, of Waukesha, Wis.


Clairday and Stewart died Dec. 12 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Warner died Dec 13 from wounds received as a result of enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq. Clairday and Stewart were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. Warner was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserves 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, headquartered in Chicago, Ill.


News media with questions about Clairday and Stewart can contact the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Public Affairs Office at (760) 725-5044. News media with questions about Warner can contact the Inspector/Instructor Staff, Milwaukee, Wis., at (414) 481-3860.

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