August 9, 2011

Sgt. Joshua J. Robinson, Sgt. Adan Gonzales Jr.

DOD Identifies Marine Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two Marines who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

They died Aug. 7 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. The Marines were assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Killed were:

Sgt. Adan Gonzales Jr., 28, of Bakersfield, Calif.; and

Sgt. Joshua J. Robinson, 29, of Omaha, Neb.

For additional background information on these Marines, news media representatives may contact the 1st Marine Division public affairs office at 760-725-8766.

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