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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 322-06
April 15, 2006

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

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

 

            Cpl. Salem Bachar, 20, of Chula Vista, Calif.

 

            Lance Cpl. Stephen J. Perez, 22, of San Antonio, Texas

 

            Both were killed due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq on April 13.  Bachar was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.  Perez was assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

            Media with questions about these Marines can call the Camp Pendleton Public Affairs Office at (760) 725-5044.

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