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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1119-10
December 07, 2010

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

         Sgt. Nicholas J. Aleman, 24, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died Dec. 5 while supporting combat operations in Paktia province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the Deployment Processing Command-East, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

         For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the Marine Forces Reserve public affairs office at 504-678-4002.

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