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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 004-11
January 03, 2011

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

              Cpl. Jacob A. Tate, 21, of Columbus, Ohio, died Jan. 2 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

              For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the 2nd Marine Division public affairs office at 910-378-5920 or http://www.marines.mil/unit/2ndmardiv/Pages/Media/default.aspx.