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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 485-07
April 25, 2007

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

          The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
          Lance Cpl. Dale G. Peterson, 20, of Redmond, Ore., died April 23 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.  Peterson was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
         For more information in regard to this release the media can contact the II Marine Expeditionary Force Public Affairs Office at (910) 450-7200.