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Release No: 683-09
September 04, 2009

DoD Identifies Navy Casualty

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


                Petty Officer 3rd Class Benjamin P. Castiglione, 21, of Howell, Mich., died Sept. 3 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Battalion. 


                 For further information related to this release, contact II Marine Expeditionary Force Public Affairs at (910) 545-5718.

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