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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 344-11
April 25, 2011

DOD Identifies Marine Casualties

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

            The following Marines died April 23 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan:

            Sgt. Sean T. Callahan, 23, of Warrenton, Va.

            Lance Cpl. Dominic J. Ciaramitaro, 19, of South Lyon, Mich.

            Callahan and Ciaramitaro were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 9th 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 910-378-6193 or http://www.marines.mil/unit/2ndmardiv/Pages/Media/default.aspx.

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