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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 085-10
February 01, 2010

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

                The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
                Sgt. David J. Smith, 25, of Frederick, Md., died Jan. 26 from wounds received Jan. 23 while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, based out of Camp Pendleton, Calif.
 
                For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the Marine Forces Reserve public affairs office at 504-678-6539.

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