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

  No. 542-07

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties


The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died May 5 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

Master Sgt. Kenneth N. Mack, 42, of Fort Worth, Texas.

Cpl. Charles O. Palmer II, 36, of Manteca, Calif.

Mack was assigned to II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquaters Group, II MEF, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Palmer was assigned to 8th Communication Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, II MEF, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

For more information in regard to this release the media can contact the II Marine Expeditionary Force public affairs office at (910) 451-7200.

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