Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Pentagon Identifies Marine Casualty (OEF)

News in Balance

News in Balance:

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2009 -- The following news release made available Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Defense is the text of a statement identifying a casualty:
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Lance Cpl. Joshua R. Whittle, 20, of Downey, Calif., died June 6 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
(Report from a U.S. Defense Department news release.)

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