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HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
7115 South Boundary Boulevard
MacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101
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May 28, 2005
Release Number: 05-05-36C



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


SOLDIER ASSIGNED TO MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE DIES AFTER IED BLAST

CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq – A Soldier assigned to the 155th Brigade Combat Team, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), died May 27 from wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

The incident took place during combat operations May 26 near Diyara, Iraq.

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

The 155th BCT is assigned to II MEF (Fwd) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.


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