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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 329-03
May 14, 2003

DOD IDENTIFIES MARINE CASUALTY

The Department of Defense announced today that Lance Cpl. Nicholas Brian Kleiboeker, 19, of Irvington, Ill., was killed May 13 near Al Hillah, Iraq, when the munitions bunker he was working in caught fire and exploded. He was assigned to the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The incident is under investigation.

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