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May 24, 2004
Release Number: 04-05-40C


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ONE MARINE, ONE SOLDIER KILLED, SEVERAL WOUNDED IN IED ATTACK

CAMP FULLUJAH, Iraq - One U.S. Soldier and one U.S. Marine were killed and several other U.S. forces and one civilian contractor were wounded when attackers detonated an improvised explosive device, at about 4:50 p.m. May 23 northwest of Fallujah.

Reports indicate the device was placed in a parked vehicle and detonated as two U.S. convoys passed on the highway.

The wounded were evacuated by air to the 31st Combat Support Hospital.

The names of the two service members killed are being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.

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