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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 938-10
October 14, 2010

DOD Identifies Marine Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of four Marines who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

            The following Marines died Oct. 13 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan:

            Cpl. Justin J. Cain, 22, of Manitowoc, Wis.

            Lance Cpl. Phillip D. Vinnedge, 19, of Saint Charles, Mo.

            Lance Cpl. Joseph E. Rodewald, 21, of Albany, Ore.

            Pfc. Victor A. Dew, 20, of Granite Bay, Calif.

            All four Marines were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

            For additional background information on these Marines, news media representatives may contact the 1st Marine Division public affairs office at 760-725-8766.