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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 611-04
June 26, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two Marines who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Pfc. Daniel B. McClenney, 19, of Shelbyville, Tenn.

Lance Cpl. Juston T. Thacker, 21, of Bluefield, W.Va.

Both Marines died June 24 from hostile fire near Bari Khout, Afghanistan. They were both assigned to 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

For further information related to this release, contact the 2nd Marine Division Public Affairs Officer at (910) 451-9033.

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