U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
|IMMEDIATE RELEASE||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.
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.
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