The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Staff Sgt. Javier O. Ortiz Rivera, 26, of
, died Nov. 16 while conducting combat operations in Rochester, N.Y. Helmand province, . He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Afghanistan Camp Lejeune, N.C.
For additional background information on this Marine, media representatives may contact the 2nd Marine Division public affairs office at 910-449-9925 or http://www.marines.mil/unit/2ndmardiv/Pages/Media/default.aspx.