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IED Blasts Kill Soldier, Marine

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2005 – An American soldier was killed by an improvised explosive device during a combat patrol near Tikrit, Iraq, today.

A U.S. Marine assigned to 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), died of wounds Aug. 10 from an IED blast earlier that day. That incident occurred during combat operations near Ramadi.

The names of the soldier and Marine are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq news releases.)

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