NEWS RELEASE from the United States Department of Defense
December 2, 2004
DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Gunnery Sergeant Javier Obleas-Prado Pena, 36, of Falls Church, Virginia, died December 1, 2004, at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from injuries received November 25, 2004, 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, North Carolina.
3 December 2004
CAMP LEJEUNE, North Carolina – The Pentagon said Thursday that another Camp Lejeune Marine has died after being wounded in fighting last month in Iraq.
Gunnery Sergeant Javier Obleas-Prado Pena died Wednesday at a military hospital in Germany.
He was wounded a week ago in enemy action in Iraq's Anbar province, which includes Fallujah.
He was assigned to Second Reconnaissance Battalion, Second Marine Division, Second Marine Expeditionary Force.
At least 23 Marines from Camp Lejeune died in November, making it the bloodiest month of the Iraq war for the Onslow County base.
A Marine from Falls Church has died from injuries he suffered in fighting in Iraq.
The Defense Department says 36-year-old Gunnery Sergeant Javier (hah-vee-AIR') Obleas-Prado (oh-BLAY'-us) Pena (PAY-na) died yesterday at the Landstuhl medical center in Germany.
Pena was injured November 25th in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was with the 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force based in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
OBLEAS-PRADO PENA, JAVIER
- GYSGT US MARINE CORPS
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 12/07/1986 – 12/01/2004
- DATE OF BIRTH: 11/04/1968
- DATE OF DEATH: 12/01/2004
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 12/09/2004
- BURIED AT: SECTION 60 SITE 8084
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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