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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 797-05
August 05, 2005

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Dyer, 19, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died Aug 3 when the amphibious assault vehicle in whichhe was a passengerwas hit by an improvised explosive device. Dyers unit was conducting combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. Dyer was assigned to Marine Forces Reserves 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Columbus, Ohio. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Media with questions about this Marine can call the Marine Forces Reserve Public Affairs Office at (504) 678-4178.

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