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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 516-03
July 16, 2003

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today that Lance Cpl. Cory Ryan Geurin, 18, of Santee, Calif., was killed in Babylon, Iraq, on July 15.  He was standing post on a palace roof in Babylon when he fell approximately 60 feet.

Geurin was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Twentynine Palms, Calif.