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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: NR-343-14
June 26, 2014

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

Sgt. Thomas Z. Spitzer, 23, of New Braunfels, Texas, died June 25 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California.

For more information, media may contact the 1st Marine Division public affairs office at 760-763-9378 or after hours at 760-468-9895.

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