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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 525-08
June 23, 2008

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
            Sgt. Matthew E. Mendoza, 24, of San Antonio, Texas, died June 20 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.
 
            For more information about this Marine, media representatives may contact the 1st Marine Division public affairs office at (760) 763-5397.

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