The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Staff Sgt. Justin E. Schmalstieg, 28, of
, died Dec. 15 while conducting combat operations in Pittsburgh, Pa. Helmand province, . He was assigned to the 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Afghanistan Camp Pendleton, Calif.
For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the 1st Marine Logistics Group public affairs office at 760-763-0141.