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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 922-11
October 28, 2011

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

            Staff Sgt. Stephen J. Dunning, 31, of Milpitas, Calif., died Oct. 27 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.

            For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the III Marine Expeditionary Force public affairs office at 011-81-90-6861-4397 or okinawapao@usmc.mil .

            UPDATE:  October 31, 2011 -- The contact number for III Marine Expeditionary Force public affairs office is updated to 011-81-90-6861-4397.