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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1194-04
November 20, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

Lance Cpl. Michael W. Hanks, 22, of Gregory, Mich., died Nov. 17, as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

For further information on this Marine contact the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Public Affairs Office at (760) 725-5044.

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