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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 799-08
September 22, 2008

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

             The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
            Sgt. Jerome C. Bell Jr., 29, of Auburn, N.Y., died Sept. 19 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.
 
            For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the 1st Marine Division public affairs office at (760) 763-5397.

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