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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 648-12
August 02, 2012

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

            Lance Cpl. Curtis J. Duarte, 22, of Covina, Calif., died Aug. 1, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif. 

            For more information media may contact the 1st Marine Division Public Affairs Office at 760-725-8766.

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