Friday, August 7, 2009

Pentagon Identifies Marine Casualties (OEF)

News in Balance

News in Balance:

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2009 -- The following news release made available Friday by the U.S. Department of Defense is the text of a statement identifying casualties:
The Department of Defense announced today the death of four Marines who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

The following Marines died Aug. 6 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan:
  • Lance Cpl. James D. Argentine, 22, of Farmingdale, N.Y.

  • Lance Cpl. Travis T. Babine, 20, of San Antonio, Texas.

  • Cpl. Christian A. Guzman Rivera, 21, of Homestead, Fla.

  • Sgt. Jay M. Hoskins, 24, of Paris, Texas.

Argentine, Babine and Hoskins were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay.

Guzman Rivera was assigned to the 3rd Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.
(Report from a U.S. Defense Department news release.)

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