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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 301-04
April 12, 2004

DoD Identifes Marine Casualty

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

1st Lt. Oscar Jimenez, 34, of San Diego, Calif., died April 11 due to enemy fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, at Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Pfc. George D. Torres, 23, of Long Beach, Calif., died April 11 due to enemy fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

For further information related to Jimenez, contact Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms Public Affairs Office at (760) 830-5472.

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