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U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
News Release

  No. 527-05
IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 28, 2005

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

           The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

 

            Maj. Ricardo A. Crocker, 39, of Mission Viejo, Calif., died May 26 from a rocket propelled grenade explosion while conducting combat operations in Hadithah, Iraq.  Crocker was assigned to the Marine Forces Reserve’s 5th Civil Affairs Group, Camp Lejeune, N.C.   During Operation Iraqi Freedom his unit was attached to II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

 

            Media with questions about this Marine can call the Marine Forces Reserve Public Affairs Office at (504) 678-4178.

http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2005/nr20050528-3364.html



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