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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 587-04
June 21, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

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

Staff Sgt. Marvin Best, 33, of Prosser, Wash., died June 20 due to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Pfc. Sean Horn, 19, of Orange, Calif., died June 19, due to a non-hostile incident at Camp Taqaddum, Iraq. He was assigned to Combat Service Support Group 11, 1st Force Service Support Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. The incident is under investigation.

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

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

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