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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1137-04
November 12, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

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

Sgt. David M. Caruso, 25, of Naperville, Ill., died Nov. 9 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

1st Lt. Dan T. Malcom Jr., 25, of Brinson, Ga., died Nov. 10 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 on Caruso, contact the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Public Affairs Office at (910) 451-7440. For more information on Malcom, contact the 2nd Marine Division Public Affairs Office at (910) 451-9033.