First Marine Division mourns the loss of Sgt. Spitzer

1 Jul 2014 | Courtesy Story 1st Marine Division

The United States Marine Corps mourns the loss of one of its own. 

Sgt. Thomas Z. Spitzer, 23, a mortarman with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, based out of Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 25.

Spitzer enlisted in the Marine Corps, Aug. 17, 2009, out of New Braunfels, Texas. 

This was Spitzer’s second deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His personal and service awards include the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and the NATO Medal-ISAF Afghanistan.

The Marines and Sailors of 1st Marine Division mourn the loss of Sgt. Spitzer. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family. 


All releasable information is contained in this release. Media may direct their calls and correspondence to the 1st Marine Division Public Affairs Officer at (760) 763-9378.

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