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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 662-10
July 26, 2010

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

                Lance Cpl. Frederik E. Vazquez, 20, of Melrose Park, Ill., died July 24 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, IIMarine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. 

                For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the 2nd Marine Division public affairs office at 910-449-9962.

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