Lance Corporal Michael Cifuentes

Family spokesman says Oxford Marine among 14 killed

A family spokesman has identified 25-year-old Lance Corporal Michael Cifuentes of Oxford as one of 14 Marines killed in a roadside bomb attack in Iraq yesterday.

Donald Bennett is a fire captain in nearby Fairfield, where Cifuentes' father, Greg, also is a firefighter. Bennett says Cifuentes' parents are trying to find the strength to deal with the death of their son.

Cifuentes graduated from St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati and earned a degree in psychology from Miami University in 2002. He had been a substitute teacher for Talawanda schools in Oxford.