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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1107-10
December 02, 2010

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

             Cpl. Chad S. Wade, 22, of Bentonville, Ark., died Dec. 1 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 2nd 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 at 760-725-8766.

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