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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 550-10
June 28, 2010

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

               Cpl. Daane A. Deboer, 24, of Ludington, Mich., died June 25 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

               For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the 1st Marine Division public affairs office at760-725-6573.