War on Terrorism

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Marine Casualty

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

Cpl. Erik T. Garoutte, 22, of Santee, Calif., died Oct. 19 in Baghdad, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team Company, Marine Corps Security Force Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Norfolk, Va.

The incident is currently under investigation.

Media with questions about this Marine can contact the II Marine Expeditionary Force public affairs office at (910) 451-7200.

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