Marine LCpl. Joseph R. Giese, 24, of Winder, Georgia. Died January 7, 201, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died of injuries sustained when he stepped on and detonated a pressure-sensitive improvised explosive device while on foot patrol during combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.