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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 644-04
July 07, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

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

Lance Cpl. Michael S. Torres, 21, of El Paso, Texas.

Lance Cpl. John J. Vangyzen IV, 21, of Bristol, Mass.

Both Marines died July 5 as a result of 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.

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