DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

Lance Cpl. Javier Perales Jr., 19, of San Elizario, Texas, died June 11,
from a non-hostile incident in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd
Battalion, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force,
Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The incident is currently under investigation.

Our thought and prays are with Lance Corporal Perales' family.

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