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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 955-04
September 25, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

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

Lance Cpl. Aaron Boyles, 24, of Alameda, Calif.

Sgt. Timothy Folmar, 21, of Sonora, Texas.

Lance Cpl. Ramon Mateo, 20, of Suffolk, N.Y.

2nd Lieutenant Ryan Leduc, 28, of Pana, Ill.

All four Marines died Sept. 24. Boyles, Folmar, and Mateo were killed as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Leduc died as result of a non-combat vehicle accident in Rutbah, Iraq.

Boyles and Mateo were assigned to Headquarters and Service Company, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Folmar was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Leduc was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

For further information related to Boyles and Mateo contact the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Public Affairs Office at (760) 830-6213.

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

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