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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 864-09
November 03, 2009

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

                The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

 

                Sgt. Cesar B. Ruiz, 26, of San Antonio, Texas, died Oct. 31 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve, New Orleans.

 

                For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the Marine Forces Reserve public affairs office at 504-678-6539.