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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1038-08
December 24, 2008

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Lance Cpl. Thomas Reilly Jr., 19, of London, Ky., died Dec. 21 while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
 
            For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the Marine Corps Base Hawaii public affairs office at (808) 257-8870.

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