Adam Russell Murray – Lance Corporal, United States Marine Corps

NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense

No. 728-06 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 31, 2006

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of four Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Lance Corporal James W. Higgins, 22, of Frederick, Maryland, died July 27, 2006, from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California.

Lance Corporal Adam R. Murray, 21, of Cordova, Tennessee, died July 27, 2006, while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Corporal Timothy D. Roos, 21, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died July 27,2006, from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Private First Class Enrique C. Sanchez, 21, of Garner, North Carolina, died July 27, 2006, while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Media with questions about Higgins can call the Camp Pendleton Public Affairs Office at (760) 725-5044.  Media with questions about Murray, Roos and Sanchez can call the 2nd Marine Division Public Affairs Office at (910) 451-9033.


Killed in last Thursday's attack were Lance Corporal Adam R. Murray, 21, of the Cordova area of Memphis, Tennessee, and Private First Class Enrique C. Sanchez, 21, of Garner, North Carolina. They were members of the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division.

Murray was a 2003 graduate of Cordova High School, a school official said. His father, Tom Murray, declined comment to The Commercial Appeal newspaper, saying his son had previously asked him not to speak to the media.

Several neighbors told the newspaper the family asked them not to speak to reporters.

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