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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 691-12
August 20, 2012

DOD Identifies Marine and Navy Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two service members who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

            They died Aug. 17 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan. They were assigned to 3rd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Lejeune, N.C. 

            Killed were: 

            Staff Sgt. Gregory T. Copes, 36, of Lynch Station, Va., and 

            Hospital Corpsman Petty Officer 1st Class Darrel L. Enos, 36, of Colorado Springs, Colo. 

            This incident is under investigation. 

            For additional information, news media representatives may contact U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command public affairs office at 910-440-0770 or 910-440-0771.

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