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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 611-11
July 14, 2011

DOD Identifies Navy Casualty

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

                Seaman Aaron D. Ullom, 20, of Midland, Mich., died while conducting a dismounted patrol in the Now Zad district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 12.  He was assigned as a hospitalman to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 8, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

                For further information related to this release, contact 2nd Marine Division public affairs office at 910-450-6575.