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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 325-06
April 17, 2006

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

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

 

            Lance Cpl. Derrick J. Cothran, 21, of Avondale, La.

            Cpl. Pablo V. Mayorga, 33, of Margate, Fla.

            Lance Cpl. Justin D. Sims, 22, of Covington, Ky.

            Pfc. Ryan G. Winslow, 19, of Jefferson, Ala.

 

            All four Marines died April 15 in two separate attacks on vehicles during combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq .  Cothran, Mayorga, and Winslow were all assigned to the 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.   Sims was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

            Media with questions about these Marines can call the 2nd Marine Division Public Affairs Office at (910) 451-9033.

 

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