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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 550-11
June 27, 2011

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

                Sgt. Marlon E. Myrie, 25, of Oakland Park, Fla., died June 25 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C. 

                For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the 2nd Marine Division public affairs office at 910-450-6575.

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