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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1111-07
September 12, 2007

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

          The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Cpl. Carlos E. Gilorozco, 23, of San Jose, Calif.
 
            Lance Cpl. Jon T. Hicks Jr., 20, of Atco, N.J.
 
            Both Marines died Sept. 10 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. They were both assigned to 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
 
            Media with questions about these Marines can contact the 2nd Marine Division public affairs office at (910) 451-3538.

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