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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 373-04
April 26, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

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

Cpl. Jason L. Dunham, 22, of Allegany, N.Y.

Cpl. Christopher A. Gibson, 23, of Simi Valley, Calif.

Gibson died April 18 and Dunham died April 22 due to injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, at Twentynine Palms, Calif.

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