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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 251-03
April 16, 2003

DOD ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN MARINE CASUALTY STATUS

The Department of Defense announced today that Marine Cpl. Kemaphoom A. Chanawongse, 22, of Waterford, Conn. was killed in action during operations on the outskirts of An Nasiriyah on March 23. He had previously been listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN).

Chanawongse was assigned to 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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