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Old 08-07-2009, 06:47 PM
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Post CPL Christian A. Guzman Rivera, 21, Homestead, FL (Afghanistan)

DOD NEWS RELEASE No. 593-09 Dated August 07, 2009

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.

For additional background information on Argentine, Babine or Hoskins, news media representatives may contact the Marine Corps Base Hawaii public affairs office at(808) 257-8870.

For additional background information on Guzman Rivera, news media representatives may contact the III Marine Expeditionary Force/Marine Corps Bases Japan public affairs office at 011-81-611-745-0790 or e-mail them at .

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South Fla. Marine Killed In Afghanistan
Roadside Bomb Kills 4 Marines
POSTED: Friday, August 7, 2009
UPDATED: 8:42 am EDT August 8, 2009

MIAMI -- When Velma Torres saw the Marines at her house Thursday afternoon, she already knew what the news would be.

"They said, 'we need to talk - we could go inside.' I said, 'you bring me bad news?' And they say 'yes,'" she told Local 10's Janine Stanwood.

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