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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 834-09
October 27, 2009

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

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

 

                The following Marines died Oct. 26 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

 

                Cpl. Gregory M.W. Fleury, 23, of Anchorage, Alaska.

 

                Capt. Eric A. Jones, 29, of Westchester, N.Y.

 

                Capt. David S. Mitchell, 30, of Loveland, Ohio.

 

                Capt. Kyle R. Van De Giesen, 29, of North Attleboro, Mass.

 

                Fleury, Jones and Van De Giesen were assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

                Mitchell was assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

                For additional background information on these Marines, news media representatives may contact the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Public Affairs Office at (858) 577-6000.

 

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