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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 263-09
April 21, 2009

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Lance Cpl. Ray A. Spencer II, 20, of Ridgecrest, Calif., died April 16 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
 
            The incident is currently under investigation.
 
            For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the Marine Corps Public Affairs Office, Kaneohe Bay at (808) 257-8871.
 
           

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