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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 789-05
August 03, 2005

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

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

Cpl. Jeffrey A. Boskovitch, 25, of Seven Hills, Ohio

 

Lance Cpl. Roger D. Castleberry Jr., 26, of Austin, Texas

 

Sgt. David J. Coullard, 32, of Glastonbury, Conn.

 

Lance Cpl. Daniel N. Deyarmin Jr., 22, of Tallmadge, Ohio

 

Lance Cpl. Brian P. Montgomery, 26, of Willoughby, Ohio

 

Sgt. Nathaniel S. Rock, 26, of Toronto, Ohio

 

All died Aug. 1 as result of enemy small-arms fire while conducting dismounted operations outside Haditha, Iraq. Castleberry was assigned to Marine Forces Reserves 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, San Antonio, Texas. The other five Marines were assigned to Marine Forces Reserves 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Brookpark, Ohio. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, all were attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

 

The circumstances of the incident are under investigation.

 

Media with questions about these Marines can call the Marine Forces Reserve Public Affairs Office at (504) 678-6539.