The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Cpl. Dave M. Santos, 21, of Rota, Marianas Islands of the Pacific, died July 16 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
This incident is under investigation.
For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the 2nd Marine Division public affairs office at 910-449-9962.