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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 444-10
May 29, 2010

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

             Cpl. Jacob C. Leicht, 24, of College Station, Texas, died May 27 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

             For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the 1stMarine Division public affairs office at760-725-6573 or 760-468-9895.