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

  No. 1252-05
IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 03, 2005

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties


            The Department of Defense announced today the death of 10 Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

            Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Clay, 27, of Pensacola, Fla.

            Lance Cpl. John M. Holmason, 20, of Suprise, Ariz.

            Lance Cpl. David A. Huhn, 24, of Portland, Mich.

            Lance Cpl. Adam W. Kaiser, 19, of Naperville, Ill.

            Lance Cpl. Robert A. Martinez, 20, of Splendora, Texas

            Cpl. Anthony T. McElveen, 20, of Little Falls, Minn.

            Lance Cpl. Scott T. Modeen, 24, of Hennepin, Minn.

            Lance Cpl. Andrew G. Patten, 19, of Byron, Ill.

            Sgt. Andy A. Stevens, 29, of Tomah, Wis.

            Lance Cpl. Craig N. Watson, 21, of Union City, Mich.

            All 10 Marines died Dec. 1 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Fallujah, Iraq.  All 10 Marines were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.  During Operation Iraqi Freedom, their unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

            Media with questions about these Marines can call the Twentynine Palms Public Affairs Office at (760) 830-6213.


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