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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 548-10
June 28, 2010

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

             Sgt. Joseph D. Caskey, 24, of Pittsburgh, Pa., died June 26 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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

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