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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 445-06
May 15, 2006

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

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

Lance Cpl. Jose S. MarinDominguez Jr., 22, of Liberal, Kan.

Lance Cpl. Hatak Yuka Keyu M. Yearby, 21, of Overbrook, Okla.

Both Marines died May 14, while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq.  They were both assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

Media with questions about these Marines can call the Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Public Affairs Office at (808) 257-8870.

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