Condolences to the Family and Friends of the following Americans who lost their lives while in the pursuit of gaining freedom for others
Release #: 485-05
May 16, 2005
DoD Identifies Marine Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of four Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Pfc. Christopher R. Dixon, 18, of Columbus, Ohio
Lance Cpl. Nicholas B. Erdy, 21, of Williamsburg, Ohio
Lance Cpl. Jonathan W. Grant, 23, of Santa Fe, N.M.
Lance Cpl. Jourdan L. Grez, 24, of Harrisonburg, Va.
All Marines were killed May 11 when their amphibious assault vehicle struck an explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Karabilah, Iraq.
Dixon and Erdy were assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Columbus, Ohio. Grant was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Albuquerque, N.M., and Grez was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Roanoke, Va.
For Operation Iraqi Freedom, these Marines’ units were attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).
Media with questions about these Marines can call the Marine Forces Reserve Public Affairs Office at (504) 678-4178.
Signing Off. Until next time, I'll see ya on the Blog! drh.