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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

August 11, 2005
Release Number: 05-08-16C



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


SOLDIER KILLED BY SMALL-ARMS FIRE NEAR HABBANIYAH

CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq – A Soldier assigned to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed Aug. 9 by small arms fire.

The incident took place during combat operations near Habbaniyah, Iraq.

The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin and release by the Department of Defense.

Several U.S. Army units are attached to II MEF (Fwd) during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The Multi-National Force-West Public Affairs Office at Camp Fallujah, Iraq, provided this release. The MNF-W PAO can be reached at mnfwcepaowo@cemnf-wiraq.usmc.mil.



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