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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 282-12
April 17, 2012

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

            Cpl. Aaron M. Faust, 22, Louisville, Ky., died April 15 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. 

            This incident is under investigation. 

            For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the 2nd Marine Division public affairs office at 910-449-9924.

CORRECTION: -- April 18, 2012; no. 282-12:  The telephone number for the 2nd Marine Division public affairs office has been changed from 910-450-6575 to 910-449-9924.