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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 751-10
August 21, 2010

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

                 Lance Cpl. Cody S. Childers, 19, of Chesapeake, Va., died Aug. 20 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th 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 IIMarine Division public affairs office at910-449-9925 or http://www.marines.mil/unit/2ndmardiv/Pages/Media/default.aspx .