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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 508-09
July 13, 2009

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

 
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
            Cpl. Matthew R. Lembke, 22, of Tualatin, Ore., died July 10 of wounds sustained on June 24 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, 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) 257-8838.

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