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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 748-09
September 25, 2009

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
            Lance Cpl. John J. Malone, 24, of Yonkers, N.Y., died Sept. 24 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Fore, based out of Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay.
 
            For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the Marine Corps Base Hawaii public affairs office at(808) 257-8838.

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