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

  No. 610-05

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

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


Lance Cpl. Jonathan R. Flores, 18, of San Antonio, Texas


Cpl. Jesse Jaime, 22, of Henderson, Nev.


Cpl. Tyler S. Trovillion, 23, of Richardson, Texas


Lance Cpl. Dion M. Whitley, 21, of Los Angeles, Calif.


All four Marines died June 15 when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Ar Ramadi, Iraq.  All four Marines were assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.  During Operation Iraqi Freedom, their unit was operating with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division of the U.S. Army, which was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).


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


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