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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 694-06
July 20, 2006

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

             Lance Cpl. Geofrey R. Cayer, 20, of Fitchburg, Mass., died July 18 from a non-hostile incident in Al Anbar province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

            The incident is under investigation.

 

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