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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1129-04
November 10, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Sgt. Lonny D. Wells, 29, of Vandergrift, Pa., died Nov. 9 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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