Thursday, February 18, 2010

Pentagon Identifies Marine Casualty (OEF)

News in Balance

News in Balance:

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2010 -- The following news release made available Thursday 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. Alejandro J. Yazzie, 23, of Rock Point, Ariz., died Feb. 16 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
(Report from a U.S. Defense Department news release.)

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