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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 497-07
April 27, 2007

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Cpl. Willie P. Celestine Jr., 21, of Lafayette, La., died April 26 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
 
            Media with questions about this Marine can contact the II Marine Expeditionary Force Public Affairs Office at (910) 450-7200.

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