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Release No: 140-06
February 15, 2006

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

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


            Lance Cpl. Michael S. Probst, 26, of Irvine, Calif., died Feb. 14 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Abu Ghraib, Iraq.  He was assigned to 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.  During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).


            Media with questions about this Marine can call the Twentynine Palms Public Affairs Office at 760-830-5476.



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