Saturday, September 05, 2009

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

No. 684-09 September 05, 2009
DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting
Operation Enduring Freedom.
Lance Cpl. Christopher S. Baltazar Jr., 19, of San Antonio, Texas, died September 3rd while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the II Marine Expeditionary Force public affairs office at (910) 545-5718.

U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)

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