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Marine Killed in Iraq; Previous Casualties Identified

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2006 – A U.S. Marine was killed yesterday when a car bomb detonated near the city of Fallujah, Iraq, military officials in Iraq reported.

Three members of an Iraqi family and a soldier from the Iraqi army were also killed by the blast. No further details were available. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The Defense Department recently released the names of four servicemembers killed supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Marine Gunnery Sgt. Justin R. Martone, 31, of Bedford, Va., died March 7 when an improvised explosive device detonated in the Iraq's Anbar province. Martone was assigned to 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.
  • Marine Gunnery Sgt. John D. Fry, 28, of Lorena, Texas, died March 8 when an IED detonated in Anbar province. Fry was assigned to 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
  • Marine Cpl. Adam O. Zanutto, 26, of Caliente, Calif., died March 6 at the National Naval Medical Center, in Bethesda, Md., from wounds received Feb. 25 as a result of an IED in Anbar province. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.
  • Army Pfc. Ricky Salas Jr., 22, of Roswell, N.M., died in Mosul, Iraq, March 7 when an IED detonated near his military vehicle. Salas was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment, Friedberg, Germany.

(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq and Defense Department news releases.)

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