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HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
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September 25, 2004
Release Number: 04-09-27C


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



THREE MARINES KILLED IN TWO SEPARATE INCIDENTS

CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq -- Three Marines assigned to 1st Marine Expeditionary Force were killed in action Sept. 24 in two unrelated incidents, while conducting security and stability operations in the Al Anbar Province.

The 1 MEF force protection measures preclude the release of any information that could aid enemy personnel in determining tactics, techniques and procedures. The release of more details about the incident could place our personnel at greater risk. Due to force protection consideration, additional details concerning the incident will not be made available.

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

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