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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 406-09
June 09, 2009

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

 

Lance Cpl. Joshua R. Whittle, 20, of Downey, Calif., died June 6 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

 

For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the 3rd Marine Division public affairs office at (808) 257-8870.

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