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

  No. 019-06

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties


           The Department of Defense announced today the death of three Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

            Sgt. Adam L. Cann, 23, of Davie, Fla.

           Cpl. Albert P. Gettings, 27, of New Castle, Pa.

           Lance Cpl. Ryan S. McCurdy, 20, of Baton Rouge, La.

           Cann was killed in action Jan. 5 by a suicide bomb attack on an Iraqi police recruitment center in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.  He was assigned to Security Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.  During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

           Gettings and McCurdy died Jan. 5 from wounds received as a result of enemy small-arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Fallujah, Iraq.  Gettings was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.  McCurdy was assigned to Headquarters Company, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

           Media with questions about Cann can call the Camp Pendleton Public Affairs Office at (760) 720-5044.  Media with questions about Gettings and McCurdy can call the 2nd Marine Division Public Affairs Office at (910) 451-9033.

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