HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
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MacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101
Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894
|October 22, 2005
Release Number: 05-10-29C
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARINE KILLED BY EXPLOSION NEAR HAQLANIYAH
CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq – A Marine assigned to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed in action while conducting combat operations against the enemy when he was hit by an explosion in the vicinity of Haqlaniyah on Oct. 21.
During the subsequent engagement, Marines killed four insurgents and destroyed a bunker adjacent to their position with an unknown number of insurgents firing from inside.
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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