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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 545-08
June 27, 2008

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of three Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
           
The following Marines died June 26 while supporting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq:
 
            Lt. Col. Max A. Galeai, 42, of Pago Pago, American Samoa.
 
            Capt. Philip J. Dykeman, 38, of Brockport, N.Y.
 
            Cpl. Marcus W. Preudhomme, 23, of North Miami Beach, Fla.
 
            The Marines were assigned to 2d Battalion, 3d Marines, 3rd Marine Division, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
 
            For additional background information on these Marines, news media representatives may contact the Marine Corps Base Hawaii public affairs office at (808) 257-8840/70.