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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1132-04
November 11, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

Staff Sgt. Russell L. Slay, 28, of Humble, Texas, died Nov. 9 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

For further information on these Marines, contact the 2nd Marine Division Public Affairs Office at (910) 451-9033.