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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 852-06
September 05, 2006

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

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

         Lance Cpl. Cliff K. Golla, 21, of Charlotte, N.C., died Sept. 1 from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

         Lance Cpl. Philip A. Johnson, 19, of Hartford, Conn., died Sept. 3 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 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.