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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 406-10
May 18, 2010

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

           Cpl. Nicholas D. Paradarodriguez, 29, of Stafford, Va., died May 16 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

           For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the II Marine Division public affairs office at 910-450-6575.