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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1177-07
October 02, 2007

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

         The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
         Gunnery Sgt. Herman J. Murkerson Jr., 35, of Adger, Ala., died Oct. 1 while conducting combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 2, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C.
         Media with questions about this Marine can contact the MCAS Cherry Point public affairs office (252) 466-2178.

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