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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 684-09
September 05, 2009

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

 

                Lance Cpl. Christopher S. Baltazar Jr., 19, of San Antonio, Texas, died Sept. 3 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

                For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the II Marine Expeditionary Force public affairs office at (910) 545-5718.