Monday, February 26, 2007

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty


The Department of Defense announced today [22 Feb 07] the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

          Cpl. Timothy D. Lewis, 20, of Lawrenceburg, Ky., died Feb. 15 as a result of non-hostile action in Jolo, Republic of the Philippines.  His death is under investigation. Lewis was assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 37, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.

           For more information in regard to this release the media can contact the Okinawa public affairs office at 011-81-611-745-0790 or .

This was a very bad way to start Operation Balikatan 2007. My team is directly involved in this annual combined operation between US and RP forces and facilitated the medical evacuation of CPL Lewis.

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