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U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
News Release

  No. 912-04
IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2004

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

Lance Cpl. Mathew D. Puckett, 19, of Mason, Texas, died Sept. 13 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Puckett was assigned to 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

For further information related to this Marine contact the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Public Affairs Office at (760) 725-5044.

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