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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 699-08
August 18, 2008

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
            Lance Cpl. Jacob J. Toves, 27, of Grover Beach, Calif., died Aug. 14 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.
 
            For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the 1st Marine Division public affairs office at (760) 763-5397.