Sgt. Jesse M. Balthaser

Sgt. Jesse M. Balthaser, U.S. Marine Corps., age 23, of Columbus, Ohio; assigned to the 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died Sept. 4, 2010, in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.