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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 269-04
April 07, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

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

Pfc. Christopher R. Cobb, 19, of Bradenton, Fla.

Pfc. Ryan M. Jerabek, 18, of Oneida, Wis.

Pfc. Moises A. Langhorst, 19, of Moose Lake, Minn.

Lance Cpl. Travis J. Layfield, 19, of Fremont, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Anthony P. Roberts, 18, of Bear, Del.

Pfc. Langhorst died April 5; all others died April 6. All died due to hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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