The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Sgt. Jerome C. Bell Jr., 29, of Auburn, N.Y., died Sept. 19 while supporting combatoperations in Farah province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2ndBattalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I MarineExpeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.
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