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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

November 16, 2005
Release Number: 05-11-27C



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


FIVE II MEF MARINES KILLED IN ACTION

CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq – Five Marines assigned to Regimental Combat Team - 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), were killed in action during a fire fight Nov. 16, while conducting combat operations against the enemy in support of Operation Steel Curtain in New Ubaydi.

During the engagement, 16 enemy fighters were confirmed killed.

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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