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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 896-09
November 16, 2009

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Staff Sgt. Stephen L. Murphy, 36, of Jaffery, N.H., died Nov. 9 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Intelligence Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
 
            The incident is under investigation.
 
            For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the II MEF public affairs office at (910) 451-7200.