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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1266-06
December 11, 2006

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

 

            Lance Cpl. Cody G. Watson, 21, of Oxford, Ala., died Dec. 6 from a non-hostile incident in Al Anbar province, Iraq.  Watson was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

            This incident is under investigation.

 

            For further information in regard to this release the media can contact the 2nd Marine Division public affairs office at (910) 450-6575.