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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1152-06
November 13, 2006

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

            Sgt. Bryan K. Burgess, 35, of Garden City, Mich., died Nov. 9 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Perrysburg, Ohio.

            For further information in regard to this release the media can contact the Marine Forces Reserve public affairs office at (504) 678-4287.