DOD Identifies Marine Casualty, July 8, 2011

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–July 8, 2011.  The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Staff Sgt. Thomas J. Dodds Dudley, 29, of Tega Cay, S.C., died July 7 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to Marine Air Group 26, 2nd Marine Air Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station New River, Jacksonville, N.C.