March 20, 2016
RELEASE # 20160320-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA — "We deeply mourn the loss of one of our own, Marine Staff Sergeant
Louis F. Cardin. Staff Sergeant Cardin and the other Marines injured in
the attack yesterday on the base near Makhmour in northern Iraq were
there to provide force protection capability in support of the fight
against Daesh. Staff Sergeant Cardin's service and his many important
contributions will long be remembered by his fellow Marines, his
teammates at United States Central Command, and a grateful nation. Our
gratitude and heartfelt condolences go out to this young man's family
Cardin was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Questions can be addressed to U.S. Central Command at 813-827-5895.