The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Sgt. Matthew T. Abbate, 26, of
, died Dec. 2 while conducting combat operations in Honolulu, Hawaii Helmand province, . He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Afghanistan Camp Pendleton, Calif.
For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the 1st Marine Division public affairs office at 760-725-8766.