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Marine Gunnery Sgt. Floyd C. Holley

Died August 29, 2010 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

36, of Casselberry, Fla.; assigned to 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died Aug. 29 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Gunnery sgt. dies in Afghanistan

Staff report

OCEANSIDE, Calif. — Military officials identified a Marine who died Sunday in a blast in southern Afghanistan as Gunnery Sgt. Floyd E. Holley.

Holley, a 36-year-old explosives ordnance disposal technician, was conducting combat operations in Helmand province when he was killed, 1st Marine Logistics Group officials said in a statement Monday. He was assigned to 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, based at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Holley, of Casselberry, Fla., had enlisted in the Marine Corps in February 1997 and was on his first deployment to Afghanistan. He had completed combat tours in Iraq in 2003 and 2008.

His military awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and the NATO Medal.

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