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

  No. 648-05
IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 27, 2005

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

 

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

 

            Pfc. Veashna Muy, 20, of Los Angeles, Calif.

 

            Cpl. Chad W. Powell, 22, of West Monroe, La.

 

            Both Marines died June 23 while traveling in a convoy that was attacked by a suicide, vehicle-borne, improvised explosive device in Fallujah, Iraq.  Both Marines were assigned to 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.

http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2005/nr20050627-3781.html



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