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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 984-06
October 03, 2006

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

        The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

        Lance Cpl. Christopher B. Cosgrove III, 23, of Cedar Knolls, N.J., died Oct. 1 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Dover, N.J.

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