Five U.S. Marines Killed in Action
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2006 Five American Marines serving in Iraq died during operations against the enemy over the past two days, officials said today.
Three U.S. Marines with Regimental Combat Team 8, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), were killed by small-arms fire in separate attacks while conducting combat operations against the enemy in Fallujah today.
Another Marine assigned to the 2nd Marine Logistics Group, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed in action when a roadside bomb attacked his vehicle during combat operations near Karmah yesterday.
And a Marine assigned to Regimental Combat Team 8, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed when his vehicle encountered a roadside during combat operations near Ferris yesterday.
The names of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of next of kin and release by the Department of Defense.