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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 643-04
July 07, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

Cpl. Dallas L. Kerns, 21, of Mountain Grove, Mo., died July 5 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force at Twentynine Palms, Calif.

For further information related to this release, contact Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms Public Affairs Office at (760) 830-5472.