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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 887-09
November 12, 2009

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

             The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
            Lance Cpl. Justin J. Swanson, 21, of Anaheim, Calif., died Nov. 10 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
 
For additional background information about this Marine, news media representatives may contact the 1st Marine Division public affairs office at 760-725-8766.