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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 675-12
August 13, 2012

DOD Identifies Marine Casualties

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

            They died Aug. 10 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  These Marines were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.

            The Marines’ parent command was 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

            Killed were:

            Staff Sgt. Scott E. Dickinson, 29, of San Diego, Calif.,

            Cpl. Richard A. Rivera Jr., 20 of Ventura, Calif., and

            Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley, 21, of Oceanside, N.Y.

            This incident is under investigation.

            For additional information on these Marines, news media representatives may contact Marine Corps Base Hawaii public affairs office at 808-257-8838.

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