Pentagon Identifies 4 Marine Casualties (OEF)
News in Balance:
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2009 -- The following news release made available Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Defense is the text of a statement identifying casualties:
The Department of Defense announced today the death of four Marines who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.(Report from a U.S. Defense Department news release.)
The following Marines died Oct. 26 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
- Cpl. Gregory M.W. Fleury, 23, of Anchorage, Alaska.
- Capt. Eric A. Jones, 29, of Westchester, N.Y.
- Capt. David S. Mitchell, 30, of Loveland, Ohio.
Fleury, Jones and Van De Giesen were assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Camp Pendleton, Calif.
- Capt. Kyle R. Van De Giesen, 29, of North Attleboro, Mass.
Mitchell was assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Camp Pendleton, Calif.