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
|October 21, 2005
Release Number: 05-10-28C
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THREE MARINES KILLED IN ACTION
CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq – Three Marines assigned to Regimental Combat Team 8, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), were killed in action while conducting combat operations against the enemy when their vehicle was attacked with an improvised explosive device in the vicinity of Nasser Wa Salaam on Oct. 20.
During the subsequent engagement, Marines killed two terrorists and detained four others suspected of involvement in the attack.
The names of the deceased are 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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