DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Lance Cpl. Jonathan A. Taylor, 22, of Jacksonville, Fla., died December 1st while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
For additional background information on this Marine, contact the II Marine Expeditionary Force public affairs office at 910-451-7200.
No. 939-09 December 02, 2009
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Pfc. Derrick D. Gwaltney, 21, of Cape Coral, Fla., died November 29th south of Basra, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade, Fort Lewis, Wash. The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.
For more information media may contact the Fort Lewis public affairs office at 253-967-0152, 253-967-0147 or after hours at 253-967-0015 (ask for the public affairs officer on call).
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)