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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 12, 2005
Release Number: 05-05-14C


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


TWO MARINES KILLED IN OPERATION MATADOR

CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq – Two Marines assigned to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), were killed 11 May when their amphibious assault vehicle struck an explosive device in Al Qa’im during Operation Matador. Operation Matador is a combat operation in northwestern Iraq.

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

For more information, contact the Multi-National Forces-West public affairs office via email at: CEPAOWO@CEMNF-WIRAQ.USMC.MIL.

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