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Marine Cpl. Erik T. Garoutte
Died October 19, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
22, of Santee, Calif.; assigned to 1st Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team Company, Marine Corps Security Force Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Norfolk, Va.; died Oct. 19 in Baghdad.
Marine dies in Iraq
The Associated Press
NORFOLK, Va. — The Pentagon announced Saturday that a Norfolk-based Marine died in Iraq.
Capt. William Pelletier, a Marine Corps spokesman based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, said Cpl. Erik Garoutte of Santee, California, died Friday in Baghdad “as a result of unknown causes.”
Pelletier said he had no additional information about Garoutte’s death.
Garoutte was assigned to the 1st Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Company, Marine Corps Security Force Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force, based in Norfolk.
Pelletier said Garoutte joined the Marine Corps in November 2005.
A release from the Defense Department said the incident is under investigation.