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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 862-08
October 10, 2008

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

           The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
            Cpl. Jason A. Karella, 20, of Anchorage, Alaska, died Oct. 9 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 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.