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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 595-11
July 08, 2011

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

            Staff Sgt. Thomas J. Dodds Dudley, 29, of Tega Cay, S.C., died July 7 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to Marine Air Group 26, 2nd Marine Air Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station New River, Jacksonville, N.C.

            For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the Marine Corps Air Station New River public affairs office at 910-449-6196.

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