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U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
News Release

  No. 042-05
IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 14, 2005

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

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

Lance Cpl. Matthew W. Holloway, 21, of Fulton, Texas.

Lance Cpl. Juan R. Rodriguez Velasco, 23, of El Cenizo, Texas.

Both Marines died Jan. 13 from injuries received as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Both Marines were assigned to Marine Forces Reserve's 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Corpus Christi, Texas.

For further information on these Marines, contact the Inspector/Instructor Staff in Corpus Christi, Texas, at (361) 961-2885.

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