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HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
7115 South Boundary Boulevard
MacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101
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January 15, 2005
Release Number: 05-01-20C


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



IRAQ: MARINE KILLED IN ACTION SOUTH OF BAGHDAD

FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq -- A U.S. Marine was killed in action Jan. 15, while conducting security and stability operations in Babil Province.

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

The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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