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CENTCOMNEWS 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

June 24, 2005
Release Number: 05-06-32C



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


SVBIED HITS MARINE CONVOY IN FALLUJAH (UPDATE)

CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq – Two Marines assigned to II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) were killed and 13 were wounded when a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device struck their vehicle June 23 in Fallujah.

Three Marines and a Sailor believed to be in the vehicle are currently listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown pending a positive identification.

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

More information will be released when it becomes available.

For more information, contact Multi-National Force-West public affairs at mnfwcepaowo@cemnf-wiraq.usmc.mil.

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