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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1165-05
November 08, 2005

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

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

Lance Cpl. Ryan J. Sorensen, 26, of Boca Raton, Fla., died Nov. 6 from enemy small-arms fire while conducting combat operations during Operation Steel Curtain in Husaybah, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Media with questions about this Marine can call the 2nd Marine Division Public Affairs Office at (910) 451-9033.