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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 070-10
January 26, 2010

DOD Identifies Marine Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of three Marines who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
            The following Marines died Jan. 24 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan:
 
            Sgt. Daniel M. Angus, 28, of Thonotosassa, Fla.
 
            Lance Cpl. Timothy J. Poole, 22, of Bowling Green, Ky.
 
            Lance Cpl. Zachary D. Smith, 19, of Hornell, N.Y.
 
            Angus and Smith were assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
 
            Poole was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
 
            For additional background information on Angus and Smith, news media representatives may contact the II Marine Expeditionary Force public affairs office at910-451-7200.
 
            For additional background information on Poole, news media representatives may contact Marine Corps Base Hawaii public affairs office at 808-257-8838.