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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 750-10
August 20, 2010

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

                 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

                Cpl. Christopher J. Boyd, 22, of Palatine, Ill., died Aug. 19 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, IMarine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. 

                For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the 1st Marine Division public affairs office at 760-725-8766 or 760-468-9895.