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Marine Master Sgt. Daniel L. Fedder

Died August 27, 2010 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

34, of Pine City, Minn.; assigned to 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died Aug. 27 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Master sergeant dies in Afghanistan

Staff report

OCEANSIDE, Calif. — A Marine Corps staff noncommissioned officer was killed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan on Friday, military officials announced Monday.

Master Sgt. Daniel L. Fedder, 34, died in the blast while he was conducting combat operations in Helmand province, according to officials at Camp Pendleton, Calif.-based 1st Marine Logistics Group.

Fedder, of Pine City, Minn., was an explosive ordnance disposal technician and was assigned to 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company at Camp Pendleton.

The 16-year veteran had completed combat deployments to Iraq, in 2004 and in 2006, and did an overseas deployment with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit in 2007. He was on his first combat tour in Afghanistan.

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 Unit Commendation, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Navy-Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon, Marine Security Guard Ribbon and the NATO Medal.

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