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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1053-05
October 17, 2005

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Sgt. Mark P. Adams, 24, of Morrisville, N.C., died Oct. 15 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Saqlawiyah, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserves II Marine Expeditionary Force Augmentation Command Element, Camp Lejeune, N.C. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Adams was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II MEF (Forward).

Media with questions about this Marine can call the II MEF Public Affairs Office at 910-451-5260.

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