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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1103-06
November 01, 2006

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

            Pfc. Jason Franco, 18, of Corona, Calif., died Oct. 31 from a non-hostile incident in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 11, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Miramar, Calif.

            The incident is currently under investigation.

            For further information related to this release the media may contact the Miramar public affairs office at (858) 577-6000.