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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 125-06
February 09, 2006

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

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

 

            Cpl. Brandon S. Schuck, 21, of Safford, Ariz., died Feb. 6 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Baghdadi, Iraq. He was assigned to the 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

            Pfc. Jacob D. Spann, 21, of Columbus, Ohio, died Feb. 6 from wounds sustained as a result of an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Hit, Iraq. He was assigned to Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

            Lance Cpl. Steven L. Phillips, 27, of Chesapeake, Va., died Feb. 7 from a non-hostile vehicle accident while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Al Qaim, Iraq. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

            The accident is under investigation.

 

            Media with questions about Schuck can call the 2nd Marine Logistics Group Public Affairs Office at 910-451-3577. Media with questions about Spann can call the II MEF Public Affairs Office at 910-451-5260. Media with questions about Phillips can call the 2nd Marine Division Public Affairs Office at 910-451-9033.

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