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Release No: 202-06
March 09, 2006

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

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

Gunnery Sgt. Justin R. Martone, 31, of Bedford, Va.

Gunnery Sgt. John D. Fry, 28, of Lorena, Texas

Martone died March 7 and Fry died March 8 from improvised explosive devices in Al Anbar province, Iraq.  Martone was assigned to 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.  Fry was assigned to 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Media with questions about Martone can call Marine Corps Public Affairs in Okinawa at 011-81-611-745-0790 or email paomedia@mcbbutler.usmc.mil . Media with questions about Fry can call the 2nd Marine Logistics Group Public Affairs Office at (910) 451-3577.

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