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Release No: 743-04
August 04, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Capt. Gregory A Ratzlaff, 36, of Olympia, Wash., died Aug. 3 due to a non-combat related incident at Forward Operating Base Duke, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 166, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, Calif.

The incident is under investigation.

For further information related to this release, contact the MCAS Miramar Public Affairs Office at (858) 577-6000.

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