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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 056-12
January 25, 2012

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

            Capt. Joshua C. Pairsh, 29, of Equality, Ill., died Jan. 22 in the United States of a non-combat related illness.  He was assigned to 4th Civil Affairs Group, Marine Forces Reserve, based out of Washington, D.C.

            For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the Marine Forces Reserve public affairs office at 504-697-8309.

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