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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 266-10
April 05, 2010

DOD Identifies Marine Casualties

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

 

The following Marines died April 1 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan:

 

Lance Cpl. Tyler O. Griffin, 19, of Voluntown, Conn.

 

Sgt. Frank J. World, 25, of Buffalo, N.Y.

 

Griffin was assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

World was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

For additional background information on these Marines, news media representatives may contact the II Marine Division public affairs office at 910-450-6575.