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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 519-09
July 15, 2009

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

 

Sgt. Michael W. Heede Jr., 22, of Delta, Pa., and Staff Sgt. David S. Spicer, 33, of Zanesfield, Ohio, died July 13 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

Heede was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Spicer was assigned to 8th Engineer Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

For additional background information on Heede, news media representatives may contact the 1st Marine Division public affairs office at (760) 725-8766.

 

For additional background information on Spicer, news media representatives may contact the II Marine Expeditionary Force public affairs office at (910) 451-7200.