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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 113-05
February 01, 2005

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

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

 

Lance Cpl. Jason C. Redifer, 19, of Stuarts Draft, Va.

 

Lance Cpl. Harry R. Swain IV, 21, of Cumberland, N.J.

 

Cpl. Christopher E. Zimny, 27, of Cook, Ill.

 

All three Marines died Jan. 31 as a result of hostile action in Babil Province, Iraq. They were all assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Media with questions about these Marines can call the 2nd Marine Division Public Affairs Office at (910) 451-9033.