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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 764-11
September 06, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Spc. Christophe J. Marquis, 40, of Tampa, Fla., died Sept. 4 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany,of injuries sustained Aug. 27 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

            For more information the media may contact the U.S. Army Alaska public affairs office at 907-384-1542 or 907-384-2072.

            UPDATE:  Nov. 29, 2011 -- Pfc. Marquis was posthumously promoted to specialist.

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