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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 142-03
March 24, 2003

DOD IDENTIFIES MARINE KILLED BY ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE

The Department of Defense announced today the identity of a Marine killed by an accidental discharge of a .50 cal machine gun in Iraq. Killed was Lance Cpl. Eric J. Orlowski, 26, of Buffalo, N.Y.

Orlowski was assigned to the 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.