Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–November 17, 2010. The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Staff Sgt. Javier O. Ortiz Rivera, 26, of Rochester, N.Y., died Nov. 16 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.