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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 008-09
January 06, 2009

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

             The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Lance Cpl. Chadwick A. Gilliam, 29, of Mayking, Ky., died Jan. 3 at a U.S. military base in Kuwait. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
 
            The official cause of death is pending the results of the autopsy. 
 
            For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the II Marine Expeditionary Force public affairs office at(910) 451-7200.