DOD Identifies Marine Casualty, July 11, 2011

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–July 11, 2011.  The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Lance Cpl. Norberto Mendez Hernandez, 22, of Logan, Utah, died July 10 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.