Officials Release Names of Two Fallen CA-Based Marines

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    NEWSLETTERS

    On Friday, the Department of Defense today announced the deaths of two California-based Marines killed while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

    Staff Sgt. Nicholas A. Sprovtsoff, 28, of Davison, Mich., and Sgt. Christopher Diaz, 27, of Albuquerque, N.M., were killed Wednesday while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, according to the Department of Defense.

    Diaz was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, at Twentynine Palms.

    Sprovtsoff was assigned to 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, at Camp Pendleton.