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CENTCOM NEWS RELEASE
HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
7115 South Boundary Boulevard
MacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101
Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894

May 9, 2005
Release Number: 05-05-06C


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


TWO U.S. SOLDIERS KILLED NEAR KHALIDIYAH

CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq -- Two U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), were killed today by the detonation of an improvised explosive device. The incident occurred during combat operations near Khalidiyah, Iraq.

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

The 2nd BCT is a U.S. Army unit assigned to the 2nd Marine Division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.


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