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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 125-07
February 02, 2007

DoD Identifies Navy Casualty

              The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
Hospitalman Matthew G. Conte, 22, of Mogadore, Ohio, died Feb. 1 while his unit was conducting combat operations against enemy forces in the Al Anbar Province, Iraq. 
 
Conte was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii serving as a hospital corpsman in Iraq under the command of I Marine Expeditionary Force (forward).
 
For further information in regard to this release the media can contact the Navy public affairs office at (703) 697-5342.