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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 189-09
March 24, 2009

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
            Corporals Anthony L. Williams, 21, of Oxford, Pa., and Michael W. Ouellette, 28, of Manchester, N.H., died March 22 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. They were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
 
            For additional background information on these Marines, news media representatives may contact the 2nd Marine Division public affairs office at (910) 450-6575.