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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1336-07
November 20, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died Nov. 18 when an improvised explosive device detonated during a mounted patrol in Baquabah, Iraq.  They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.
 
            Killed were:
 
            Pfc. Marius L. Ferrero, 23, of Miami, Fla., who died in Baqubah, Iraq.
 
            Cpl. Jason T. Lee, 26, of Fruitport, Mich., who died in Balad, Iraq.
 
            Cpl. Christopher J. Nelson, 22, Rochester, Wash., who died in Baqubah, Iraq.
 
            For more information media may contact the Fort Lewis public affairs office at (253) 967-0152, (253) 967-0147 or after hours at (253) 967-0015 (ask for the Public Affairs Officer on call).