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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 503-09
July 10, 2009

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
            Lance Cpl. Roger G. Hager, 20, of Gibsonville, N.C., and Master Sgt. John E. Hayes, 36, of Middleburg, Fla., died July 8 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. They were assigned to 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
 
            For additional background information on these Marines, news media representatives may contact the II Marine Expeditionary Force public affairs office at(910) 451-7200.
          

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