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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 130-06
February 10, 2006

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

 

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

            Pfc. Matthew L. Bertolino, 20, of Hampstead, N.H., died Feb. 9, when the vehicle he was traveling in was involved in a rollover while operating as part of a combat patrol near Jalalabad, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

 

            The accident is currently under investigation.

 

            Media with questions about this Marine can call the Marine Corps Base Hawaii Public Affairs Office at (808) 257-8840/71.

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