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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 488-04
May 21, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

Pfc. Michael M. Carey, 20, of Prince George, Va., died May 18 in Iraq. He apparently fell into a canal and did not resurface. His remains were recovered on May 18. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

For further information related to this release, contact Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Public Affairs Office at (760) 725-5044.

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