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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1057-05
October 18, 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 M. Poston, 20, of Glendale, Ariz., died Oct. 17 from a non-hostile vehicle accident in Hit, Iraq. He was assigned to Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Media with questions about this Marine can call the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Public Affairs Office at 760-725-5044.

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