The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Staff Sgt. James M. Malachowski, 25, of
, died March 20 while conducting combat operations in Westminster, Md. Helmand province, . He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Afghanistan Camp Lejeune, N.C.
For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the 2nd Marine Division public affairs office at 910-378-6193 or http://www.marines.mil/unit/2ndmardiv/Pages/Media/default.aspx.