Friday, August 22, 2008

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

No. 712-08 August 22, 2008
DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Sgt. Nickolas Lee Hopper, 27, of Montrose, Ill., died September 8, 2007 from wounds received while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq, on June 20, 2005. Hopper's final autopsy concluded his death was a result of wounds received in Iraq; however, Hopper was not previously identified as an OIF casualty. He was assigned to the 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, Marine Air Control Group-28, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Cherry Point, N.C.

For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing public affairs office at (252) 446-4241.

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