April 3, 2006
Five Marines killed in vehicle mishap
MULTI-NATIONAL FORCE - WEST
PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE
CAMP FALLUJAH, IRAQ
CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq – A U.S. Marine Corps 7-ton truck rolled over in a flash flood near al Asad April 2, resulting in five Marines dead, one injured, and two Marines and one Sailor missing. The deaths were not a result of enemy action.
The vehicle was on a combat logistics convoy in al Anbar Province with eight Marines and one Navy corpsman on board.
“Our thoughts are with the families, and we are using all the resources available to find our missing Marines and Sailor,” said Marine spokesman Lt. Col. Bryan Salas.
Two of the missing are assigned to 1st Marine Logistics Group and the third is assigned to Regimental Combat Team 7.
The injured Marine was transported to al Asad Surgical for observation and was returned to duty.
The names of the deceased and missing are being withheld pending notification of next of kin and release by the Department of Defense.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE MULTI-NATIONAL FORCES -WEST PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER AT ce_pao_watch_officer@cemnf-Wiraq.usmc.mil
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