December 1
2004



Gunnery Sgt. Javier Obleas-Prado Pena, USMC

The Department of Defense announced on December 2 the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

†††† Gunnery Sgt. Javier Obleas-Prado Pena, 36, of Falls Church, Va., died Dec. 1 at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from injuries received Nov. 25, as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.† He was assigned to 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

† Cpl. Bryan S. Wilson, USMC

The Department of Defense announced on December 3 the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

††††††††††† Cpl. Bryan S. Wilson, 22, of Otterbein, Ind., died Dec. 1 as result of a non-hostile vehicle incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.† He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.†

In the photo at left, Cpl Wilson is shown on the morning of his departure for Iraq, holding his his 2 year old daughter, Breanne Marie Wilson. (photograph courtesy of family).

Cpl Zachary A. Kolda, USMC

The Department of Defense announced on December 2 the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

†Cpl Zachary A. Kolda, 23, of Corpus Christi, Texas, died Dec. 1 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.† He was assigned to the Marine Forces Reservesí 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Houston, Texas.†


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