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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 653-04
July 08, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

Cpl. Jeffrey D. Lawrence, 22, of Tucson, Ariz., died July 6 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

For further information related to this release, contact the 2nd Marine Division Public Affairs Officer at (910) 451-9033.