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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 694-11
August 09, 2011

DOD Identifies Marine Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two Marines who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

            They died Aug. 7 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  The Marines were assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

            Killed were:

            Sgt. Adan Gonzales Jr., 28, of Bakersfield, Calif.; and

            Sgt. Joshua J. Robinson, 29, of Omaha, Neb.

            For additional background information on these Marines, news media representatives may contact the 1st Marine Division public affairs office at 760-725-8766.

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