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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1143-04
November 12, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Cpl. Peter J. Giannopoulos, 22, of Inverness, Ill., died Nov. 11 as a result of enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Corps Reserves 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Chicago, Ill.

Cpl. Romulo J. Jimenez II, 21, of Bellington, W.V., died Nov. 10 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

For further information on Cpl. Giannopoulos contact the Marine Forces Reserve Public Affairs Office at (504) 678-0700. For more information on Cpl. Jimenez contact the 2nd Marine Division Public Affairs Office at (910) 751-9033.