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Immediate Release

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

Aug. 11, 2019

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Gunnery Sergeant Scott A. Koppenhafer, 35, of Mancos, Colorado, died August 10, 2019, in Iraq, after suffering fatal wounds while supporting Iraqi Security Forces. This incident is under investigation.

Koppenhafer was assigned to the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, Marine Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

For more information regarding Gunnery Sergeant Scott A. Koppenhafer, media may contact Maj. Kristin Tortorici, MARSOC Communication Strategy and Operations Officer, at kristin.tortorici@socom.mil.