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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 475-10
June 09, 2010

DOD Identifies Marine Casualties

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

                   The following Marines died June 8 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan:

                   Sgt. Derek L. Shanfield, 22, of Hastings, Pa.

                   Sgt. Zachary J. Walters, 24, of Palm Coast, Fla.

                  Shanfield and Walters were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 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.