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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1176-04
November 17, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

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

Lance Cpl. William L. Miller, 22, of Pearland, Texas.

Cpl. Lance M. Thompson, 21, of Upland, Ind.

Both Marines died Nov. 15 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Miller was assigned 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. Thompson was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

For information on Miller contact the 2nd Marine Division Public Affairs Office at (910) 451-9033. For further information on Thompson contact the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Public Affairs Office at (760) 725-5044.

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