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CENTCOM NEWS 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

June 27, 2003
Release Number: 03-06-89


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


ONE U.S. SOLDIER KILLED NEAR AN NAJAF


BAGHDAD, Iraq - A U.S. soldier attached to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force was killed in an ambush attack near An Najaf June 26 while investigating a car theft.

Medical evacuation was immediately called but the soldier died prior to its arrival.

The name of the soldier is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The incident is currently under investigation.

For additional information contact:
CJTF-7 COALITION PRESS INFORMATION CENTER
914 360 5082/5089
DSN 302 550 0396/97

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