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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 707-11
August 11, 2011

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

                Cpl. Nicholas S. Ott, 23, of Manchester, N.J., died Aug. 10 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. 

                For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the Marine Corps Base Hawaiipublic affairs office at 808-257-8870

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