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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 341-06
April 21, 2006

DoD Identifies Navy Casualty

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

Petty Officer 3rd Class Marcques J. Nettles, 22, of Beaverton, Ore., died April 2, when the truck he was riding in rolled over in a flash flood near Al Asad, Iraq.  Nettles was previously listed as Duty Status - Whereabouts Unknown.  His body was recovered April 16.  He was assigned to 1st Combat Logistics Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

For further information related to this release, contact Navy Public Affairs at (703) 697-5342.

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