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HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
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September 20, 2004
Release Number: 04-09-22C


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



TWO MARINES DIE IN AL ANBAR PROVINCE

CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq -- In two separate incidents, one Marine assigned to I Marine Expeditionary Force was killed in action Sept. 20 and another died of wounds received in action, while conducting security and stability operations in the Al Anbar Province.

I MEF force protection measures preclude the release of any information that could aid enemy personnel in assessing the effectiveness or lack thereof with regard to their tactics, techniques and procedures. The release of more details about the incident could place our personnel at greater risk.

The names of the deceased are being withheld pending next of kin notification



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