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U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
News Release

  No. 1047-05
IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 14, 2005

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty


The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.


            Master Sgt. Kenneth E. Hunt Jr., 40, of Tucson, Ariz., died Oct. 12 at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas.  Hunt died from wounds received July 24 when the vehicle he was riding in struck an anti-tank mine while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Taqaddum, Iraq.  Hunt was assigned to Marine Wing Support Group 37, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz.


Media with questions about this Marine can call the MCAS Yuma Public Affairs Office at (928) 269-2275.


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