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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 387-10
May 12, 2010

DOD Identifies Marine Casualties

                The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

                The following Marines died May 11 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan:

                Cpl. Jeffrey W. Johnson, 21, of Tomball, Texas, and .

                Sgt. Kenneth B. May, Jr., 26, of Kilgore, Texas.

                Johnson and May were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

                For additional background information on these Marines, news media representatives may contact the 1st Marine Division public affairs office at 760-725-8766.

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