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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 603-11
July 11, 2011

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

               Lance Cpl. Norberto Mendez Hernandez, 22, of Logan, Utah, died July 10 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 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.