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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 105-11
February 08, 2011

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

             Lance Cpl. Aaron M. Swanson, 21, of Jamestown, N.Y., died Feb. 7 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Buffalo, N.Y.

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