DOD Identifies Marine Casualty, April 23, 2012

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–April 23, 2012.  The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

Staff Sgt. Joseph H. Fankhauser, 30, of Mason, Texas, died April 22 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.