November 8
2004



Cpl. Nathaniel T. Hammond, USMC

The Department of Defense announced on November 9, the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Cpl. Nathaniel T. Hammond, 24, of Tulsa, Okla., died Nov. 8 as a result of enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq.   He was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Chicago, Ill.


Lance Cpl. Shane K. O’Donnell, USMC

The Department of Defense announced on November 9, the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Lance Cpl. Shane K. O’Donnell, 24, of DeForest, Wisc. died Nov. 8 as a result of enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq.   He was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Chicago, Ill.

Lance Cpl. Jeffrey Lam, USMC

The Department of Defense announced on November 9, the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

       Lance Cpl. Jeffrey Lam, 22, of Queens, N.Y., died Nov. 8 as a result of a non-hostile vehicle incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.   He was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 6th Communications Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Brooklyn, N.Y.


Lance Cpl. Branden P. Ramey, USMC

The Department of Defense announced on November 9, the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

     Lance Cpl. Branden P. Ramey, 22, of Boone, Ill., died Nov. 8 as a result of enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq.   He was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Chicago, Ill.


Staff Sgt. David G Ries, USMC

The Department of Defense announced on November 9, the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

   Staff Sgt. David G. Ries, 29, of Clark, Wash., died Nov. 8 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.   He was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Portland, Ore.


Lance Cpl. Thomas J. Zapp, USMC

The Department of Defense announced on November 10, the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Lance Cpl. Thomas J. Zapp, 20, of Houston, Texas, died Nov. 8 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.   He was assigned to Combat Service Support Battalion 1, Combat Service Support Group 11, 1st Force Service Support Group, Camp Pendleton, Calif.


Cpl. Robert P. Warns II, USMC

The Department of Defense announced on November 10, the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

      Cpl. Robert P. Warns II, 23, of Waukesha, Wis., died Nov. 8 as a result of enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Chicago, Ill.

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Waukesha - A Marine who joined the military just days after graduating from Catholic Memorial High School in 1999 has been killed in Iraq. Robert Paul Warns II, a 1999 graduate of Catholic Memorial High School in Waukesha, was killed in Iraq Monday. Warns, 23, whose unit arrived in Iraq less than two months ago, was killed Monday "as a result of enemy action," according to a statement issued today by the military. News of Wisconsin's 25th casualty in Iraq sent shock waves today through Catholic Memorial High School, where Warns was remembered as a likable student who was intent on becoming a Marine. "It's a very emotional time for us," Principal Kathleen Cepelka said. "It brings the conflict home for us." Cepelka led the high school in a prayer for Warns, whom she said enlisted in the Marines "to serve his country, to serve his community and to serve his god." A corporal in a Madison-based unit of the 24th Marine Regiment 2nd Battalion, Warns was in the same unit as Lance Cpl. Shane K. O'Donnell, 24, of DeForest, who also was killed Monday and became the state's 24th casualty in Iraq. Both were reported killed south of Baghdad, although Marines spokesman Terry Bellis said it was not yet clear if the two Wisconsin men had died together. Known as "Bobby" to family and friends, Warns joined the Marines just days after high school and continued serving while he attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He was a business student in his senior year at UWM when he was deployed to Iraq. His unit was activated in June and arrived in Iraq in late September. According to a statement issued by his family through their church, St. Mary's Parish in Waukesha, Warns enjoyed drawing and other artistic crafts. In high school, he wrestled, ran track and played tennis. "He was an awesome brother and a very loving son," the statement said. "He loved life and lived every day to the fullest."


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