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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 924-10
October 10, 2010

DOD Identifies Navy Casualty

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

            Hospital Corpsman Edwin Gonzalez, 22, of North Miami Beach, Fla., died Oct. 8 from wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Forces, Atlantic, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

            For further information related to this release, contact 2nd Marine Division Public Affairs at 910-450-6193 or 910-449-9923.