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Marine Sgt. Joseph D. Caskey

Died June 26, 2010 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom


24, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died June 26 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

DOD: Marine from Pittsburgh killed in Afghanistan

The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH — A Marine from Pittsburgh has been killed in Afghanistan.

The Defense Department reports that 24-year-old Sgt. Joseph D. Caskey died Saturday while supporting combat operations in Helmand province.

He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Caskey followed his grandfather, father, mother and two older brothers into the military after graduating from North Hills High School in 2004.

His family says he was killed when an improvised explosive device struck the vehicle he was riding in. It was his second tour of duty overseas.

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