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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1026-04
October 14, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

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

Lance Cpl. Daniel R. Wyatt, 22, of Calendonia, Wis., died on Oct. 12 due to enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq. Wyatt was assigned to Marine Corps Reserves 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division in Chicago, Ill.

2nd Lt. Paul M. Felsberg, 27, of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Lance Cpl. Victor A. Gonzalez, 19, of Watsonville, Calif., died on Oct. 13 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force of Camp Pendleton, Calif.

For further information related to Wyatt, contact the Marine Forces Reserve public affairs office at (504) 678-0700. For further information about Felsberg or Gonzalez, contact the Camp Pendleton public affairs office at (760) 725-5044.

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