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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 555-08
June 30, 2008

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
Staff Sgt. Edgar A. Heredia, 28, of Houston died June 26 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command.
 
For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the MARSOC public affairs office at (910) 450-6499.