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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: NR-001-14
January 02, 2014

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 
 
Sgt. Jacob M. Hess, 22, of Spokane, Wash., died Jan. 1, 2014, while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.  
 
Hess was assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
 
The incident is currently under investigation.  
 
For more information, media may contact the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Public Affairs Office during duty hours at 252-466-5895 and after duty hours at 252-288-8375.  

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