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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1131-04
November 11, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

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

Sgt. William C. James, 24, of Huntington Beach, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Nicholas D. Larson, 19, of Wheaton, Ill.

Lance Cpl. Nathan R. Wood, 19, of Kirkland, Wash.

All three Marines died Nov. 9 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

For further information on this Marines contact the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Public Affairs Office at (760) 725-5044.