War on Terrorism

Monday, April 21, 2008

Marine Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

1st Sgt. Luke J. Mercardante, 35, of Athens, Ga.

Cpl. Kyle W. Wilks, 24, of Rogers, Ark.


Both Marines died April 15 while conducting combat operations in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. They were both assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejuene, N.C.

Media with questions about these Marines can contact the II MEF public affairs office at (910) 451-7200.

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