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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 942-10
October 15, 2010

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

                Lance Cpl. Alec E. Catherwood, 19, of Byron, Ill., died Oct. 14 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. 

                For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the 1st Marine Division public affairs office at 760-725-8766.

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