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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 518-04
May 27, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

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

Lance Cpl. Kyle W. Codner, 19, of Wood River, Neb.

Cpl. Matthew C. Henderson, 25, of Lincoln, Neb.

Both Marines died May 26, due to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They were assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 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.

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