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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 383-04
April 28, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Lance Cpl. Aaron C. Austin, 21, of Sunray, Texas, died April 26 due to hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

For further information related to this release, contact Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Public Affairs Office at (760) 725-5044.