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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 832-06
August 29, 2006

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

          Lance Cpl. Donald E. Champlin, 28, of Natchitoches, La., died Aug. 28 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq, on Aug. 27. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
          Media with questions about this Marine can call the 2nd Marine Division public affairs office at (910) 451-9033.

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