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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 205-04
March 22, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Cpl. David M. Vicente, 25, of Methuen, Mass., died March 19, due to enemy action near Hit, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

For further information related to this release, contact Marine Corps Public Affairs at (703) 614-4308.