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Release No: 131-05
February 07, 2005

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

Lance Cpl. Travis M. Wichlacz, 22, of West Bend, Wis., died Feb. 5 as a result of hostile action in Babil Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserves 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Milwaukee, Wis.

Media with questions about this Marine can call the Inspector/Instructor Staff in Milwaukee, Wis., at (414) 481-3860.

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