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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 492-11
June 09, 2011

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

                Cpl. Matthew T. Richard, 21, of Acadia, La., died June 9 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th 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 910-450-6575.

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