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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 687-11
August 06, 2011

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

                    Sgt. Daniel D. Gurr, 21, of Vernal, Utah, died Aug. 5 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), Okinawa, Japan.

                     For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the 3rd Marine Division public affairs office at 011-81-611-745-0790.