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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 971-07
August 06, 2007

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

        The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
        Lance Cpl. Cristian Vasquez, 20, of Coalinga, Calif., died Aug. 2 from wounds suffered while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
        Media with questions about this Marine can contact the Camp Pendleton Public Affairs Office (760) 725-5044.

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