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

  No. 1053-05
IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 17, 2005

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty


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

            Sgt. Mark P. Adams, 24, of Morrisville, N.C., died Oct. 15 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Saqlawiyah, Iraq.  He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s II Marine Expeditionary Force Augmentation Command Element, Camp Lejeune, N.C.  During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Adams was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II MEF (Forward).

Media with questions about this Marine can call the II MEF Public Affairs Office at 910-451-5260.


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