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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 702-04
July 22, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

Lance Cpl. Mark E. Engel, 21, of Grand Junction, Col., died July 21 at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, of wounds he received as result of enemy action on July 6 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.