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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1091-06
October 26, 2006

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

            Sgt. Thomas M. Gilbert, 24, of Downers Grove, Ill., died Oct. 25 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.  He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Grand Rapids, Mich.
            For further information related to this release the media may contact the Marine Forces Reserve public affairs office at (504) 678-4287.

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