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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 31, 2005
Release Number: 05-08-40C




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


II MEF SOLDIER KILLED IN ACTION

CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq – A Soldier assigned to 155th Brigade Combat Team, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed in action Aug. 30th when he was struck by an improvised explosive device. The incident occurred during combat operations near Iskandariyah, 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 or Multi-National Force Iraq Public Affairs at (703) 270-0319.



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