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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 234-04
March 29, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

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

Pfc. Leroy Sandoval Jr., 21, of Houston, Texas, died March 26, due to hostile fire in the Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

For further information related to Sandoval, contact the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Public Affairs Office at (760) 725-5044.

Master Sgt. Timothy Toney, 37, of Manhattan, N.Y., died March 27, due to a non-combat related incident at Camp Wolverine, Kuwait. He was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

His death is under investigation.

For further information related to Toney, contact the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Public Affairs Office at (760) 725-5044.

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