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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 438-06
May 15, 2006

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

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

Lance Cpl. Jason K. Burnett, 20, of St. Cloud, Fla.

Lance Cpl. David J. GramesSanchez, 22, of Fort Wayne, Ind.

2nd Lt. Michael L. Licalzi, 24, of Garden City, N.Y.

Cpl. Steve Vahaviolos, 21, of Airmont, N.Y.

All four Marines died May 11 as a result of a vehicle accident in Al Anbar province, Iraq. All four Marines were assigned to the 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Media with questions about these Marines can call the 2nd Marine Division Public Affairs Office at (910) 451-9033.

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