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Release No: 378-06
May 01, 2006

DoD Announces Marine Casualties

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

            Cpl. Brandon M. Hardy, 25, of Cochranville, Pa.

            Sgt. Lea R. Mills, 21, of Brooksville, Fla.

Both Marines died April 28 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq. They were both assigned to 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Media with questions about these Marines can call the Camp Pendleton Public Affairs Office at 760-725-5044.

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