The New Year’s Day death of Marine serving in Afghanistan is under investigation, the Department of Defense announced Thursday.
Sgt. Jacob Hess, 22, died Wednesday in Helmand Province while supporting combat operations, the DoD said.
Hess, a native of Spokane, Wash., was assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
He was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.