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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: NR-062-13
December 12, 2013

DoD Identifies Marine Corps Casualty

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

Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Rodriguez, 19, of Fairhaven, Mass., died Dec. 11, while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

He was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

For more information, media may contact the 1st Marine Division Public Affairs Office during duty hours at 760-725-8766 and after duty hours at 760-468-9895.

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