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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 677-10
July 29, 2010

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

            Lance Cpl. Abram L. Howard, 21, of Williamsport, Pa., died July 27 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Headquarters and Service Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Forces Reserve, based out of North Versailles, Pa.

            For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the Marine Forces Reserve public affairs office at 504-678-0052.