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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 477-06
May 25, 2006

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

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

Pfc. Steven W. Freund, 20, of Pittsburgh, Pa.

Lance Cpl. Robert G. Posivio III, 22, of Sherburn, Minn.

Both Marines died May 23, while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq.  They were assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 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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