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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 507-08
June 16, 2008

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of four Marines who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
            Sgt. Michael Toussiant-Hyle Washington, 20, of Tacoma, Wash.
 
            Lance Cpl. Layton Bradly Crass, 22, of Richmond, In.
 
            Pfc. Dawid Pietrek, 24, of Bensenville, Ill.
 
            Pfc. Michael Robert Patton, 19, of Fenton, Mo.
 
            All four Marines died June 14 while supporting combat operations in Farah Province, Afghanistan. They were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.
 
            Media with questions about these Marines can contact the 1st Marine Division public affairs office at (760) 763-5397.