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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 044-12
January 21, 2012

DOD Identifies Marine Casualties

               The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of six Marines who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

                Killed were:

                     Capt. Daniel B. Bartle, 27, of Ferndale, Wash.

                    Capt. Nathan R. McHone, 29, of Crystal Lake, Ill.

                    MSgt. Travis W. Riddick, 40, of Centerville, Iowa.

                   Cpl. Jesse W. Stites, 23, of North Beach, Md.

                    Cpl. Kevin J. Reinhard, 25, of Colonia, N.J.

                    Cpl. Joseph D. Logan, 22, of Willis, Texas.

                These Marines died January 19 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. They were assigned toMarine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363, Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

                For additional background information on these Marines, news media representatives may contact the Marine Corps Base Hawaiipublic affairs office at 808-257-8870.

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