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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 037-09
January 16, 2009

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Sgt. Marquis R. Porter, 28, of Brighton, Mass., died Jan. 11 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
 
            The incident is under investigation.
 
            For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the 2nd Marine Division public affairs office at(910) 450-6575.