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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 850-10
September 20, 2010

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

               1st Lt. Scott J. Fleming, 24, of Marietta, Ga., died Sept. 17 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

              For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the Marine Corps Base Hawaii public affairs office at 808-257-8838.

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