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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Staff Sgt. Samuel D. Lecce, 32, of Jefferson, Tenn., died Dec. 19, 2022, as the result of a non-combat related incident in Iraq.  This incident is under investigation.

Lecce was assigned to the 3rd Marine Raider Battalion, Marine Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

For more information regarding Staff Sgt. Samuel D. Lecce, media may contact Maj. Matthew Finnerty, MARSOC Communication Strategy and Operations Officer, at DOD Identifies Marine Corps Casualty Government Agency News