The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Master Sgt. Brian P. McAnulty, 39, of Vicksburg, Miss., died Dec. 11 when the CH-53 helicopter he was riding in crashed just after takeoff in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.Media with questions about these Marines can call the Twentynine Palms public affairs office at (760) 830-5476.