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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 732-06
August 01, 2006

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
            Lance Cpl. Anthony E. Butterfield, 19, of Clovis, Calif.
            Sgt. Christian B. Williams, 27, of Winter Haven, Fla.

            Both Marines
died July 29 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. They were assigned to 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.
            Media with questions about these Marines can call the Twentynine Palms public affairs office at (760) 830-5476.