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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 517-08
June 19, 2008

DoD Identifies Navy Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of two sailors who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
            Hospitalman Marc A. Retmier, 19, of Hemet, Calif., and Petty Officer First Class Ross L. Toles III, 37, of Davison, Mich., died June 18 as a result of wounds suffered from an enemy rocket attack in northern Paktika province, Afghanistan. 
 
            They were assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Sharana in Afghanistan.
 
            For further information related to this release, contact National Naval Medical Center Public Affairs for Retmier at (301) 295-5727 and Commander Navy Region Midwest Public Affairs for Toles at (847) 688-4286.

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