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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 897-04
September 14, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

Lance Cpl. Cesar F. Machado-Olmos, 20, of Spanish Fork, Utah, died Sept. 13 due a non-combat related vehicle accident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The incident is under investigation.

For further information related to this release, contact the 2nd Marine Division Public Affairs Officer at (910) 451-9033.

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