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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 499-04
May 24, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

Lance Cpl. Andrew J. Zabierek, 25, of Chelmsford, Mass., died May 21 due to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. His unit was attached to I MEF in Iraq.

For further information related to this release, contact the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Public Affairs Office at (910) 526-9699.