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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1002-06
October 06, 2006

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

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

         Lance Cpl. Edward M. Garvin, 19, of Malden, Mass.

         Cpl. Benjamin S. Rosales, 20, of Houston, Texas

         Both Marines died Oct. 4 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. They were assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

         For further information related to this release media can contact the 2nd Marine Division public affairs office at (910) 451-9033.