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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 482-10
June 10, 2010

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

                The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

                 Lance Cpl. Michael G. Plank, 25, of Cameron Mills, N.Y., died June 9 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

                This incident is under investigation.

                For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the 1st Marine Logistics Group public affairs office at 760-763-7795.