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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1153-04
November 13, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

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

Cpl. Nathan R. Anderson, 22, of Howard, Ohio, died Nov. 12 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Anderson was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Cpl. Brian P. Prening, 24, of Sheboygan, Wis., died Nov 12 as result of enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq. Prening was assigned to Marine Corps Reserves 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Chicago, Ill.

For further information on Anderson contact the 2nd Marine Division Public Affairs Officer at (910) 451-9033. For further information on Prening contact the Marine Corps Reserve Public Affairs Office at (504) 678-0700.