The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Cpl. Jeffrey R. Standfest, 23, of St. Clair, Mich., died June 16 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, IIIMarine Expeditionary Force, based at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif.
For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center public affairs office at760-830-6213.