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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1169-04
November 16, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

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

Cpl. Dale A. Burger Jr., 21, of Bel Air, Md.

Cpl. Andres H. Perez, 21, of Santa Cruz, Calif.

Both Marines died Nov. 14 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They both were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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