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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 23, 2005
Release Number: 05-08-36C




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


MARINE KILLED BY AN IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICE NEAR AL KARMAH

CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq – A Marine assigned to Regimental Combat Team-8, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed in action Aug. 21st by an improvised explosive device.

The incident took place during combat operations near Al Karmah, Iraq.

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

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE MULTI-NATIONAL FORCE-WEST PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE AT CEPAOWO@CEMNF-WIRAQ.USMC.MIL.



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