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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1215-04
November 27, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

Pfc. Ryan J. Cantafio, 22, of Beaver Dam, Wisc., died Nov. 25, as result of enemy action in Al Andar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserves 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, headquartered in Chicago, Ill.

For further information on this Marine, contact Marine Forces Reserve Public Affairs Office at (504) 678-0700.

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