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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1080-06
October 25, 2006

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

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

     Lance Cpl. Richard A. Buerstetta, 20, of Franklin, Tenn.

     Lance Cpl. Tyler R. Overstreet, 22, of Gallatin, Tenn.

     Both Marines died Oct. 23 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. They were assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Nashville, Tenn.

     For further information related to this release the media can contact the Marine Forces Reserve public affairs office at (504) 678-4287.