DOD Identifies Marine and Navy Casualties, August 20, 2012

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–August 20, 2012.  The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two service members who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

They died Aug. 17 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan. They were assigned to 3rd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Lejeune, N.C. 

Killed were: 

Staff Sgt. Gregory T. Copes, 36, of Lynch Station, Va., and 

Hospital Corpsman Petty Officer 1st Class Darrel L. Enos, 36, of Colorado Springs, Colo. 

This incident is under investigation.