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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 283-11
April 07, 2011

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

            Staff Sgt. Jeremy D. Smith, 26, of Arlington, Texas, died April 6 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, based out of Houston, Texas.

            This incident is under investigation.

            For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the Marine Forces Reserve public affairs office at 504-678-6539.

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