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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 952-10
October 18, 2010

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

             Cpl. Jorge Villarreal Jr., 22, of San Antonio, Texas, died Oct. 17 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine 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.