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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 856-04
September 04, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

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

Lance Cpl. Nicholas Perez, 19, of Austin, Texas.

Maj. Alan Rowe, 35, of Hagerman, Idaho.

Both Marines died Sept 3 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Perez was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif. Rowe was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

For further information related to these Marines contact the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms Public Affairs Office at (760) 830-6213.