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Two GIs Killed In Anbar; U.S. Soldier Dies In Truck Mishap

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2006 – Two U.S. soldiers were killed yesterday during fighting in Anbar province, Iraq, while another soldier died yesterday from injuries suffered in a vehicle accident near Mosul, U.S. military officials said.

Two U.S. soldiers with the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) were killed by enemy small-arms fire during operations in Anbar province.

A Task Force Lightning soldier assigned to 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, based out of Fort Lewis, Wash., died as the result of a Humvee accident. An investigation of the incident is underway.

The names of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Also, the Defense Department released the names of two Marines and seven soldiers previously killed supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The deceased Marines are:

-- Marine Lance Cpl. James Chamroeun, 20, of Union City, Ga., died Sept. 28 of wounds received while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

-- Marine Pfc. Christopher T. Riviere, 21, of Cooper City, Fla., died Sept. 26 of wounds received while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

The deceased soldiers are:

-- Army Pfc. Christopher T. Blaney, 19, of Winter Park, Fla., died in Taji, Iraq, from a non-combat related incident on Sept. 29. Blaney was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. The incident is under investigation.

-- Army 1st Lt. James N. Lyons, 28, of Rochester, N.Y., died on Sept. 27 in Baghdad of injuries suffered when his mounted patrol came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire. Lyons was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

-- Army Staff Sgt. Edward C. Reynolds, Jr., 27, of Groves, Texas, and Army Pfc. Henry Paul, 24, of Kolonia Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia. They died in Baghdad on Sept. 26, of injuries suffered when their M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle rolled over while maneuvering. Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. The incident is under investigation.

-- Army Staff Sgt. Jose A. Lanzarin, 28, of Lubbock, Texas, was killed in Ramadi, Iraq, on Sept. 26, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations. Lanzarin was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.

-- Army Cpl. Casey L. Mellen, 21, of Huachuca City, Ariz., died on Sept. 25 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries suffered when his mounted patrol came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire in Mosul, Iraq. Mellen was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

-- Army Spc. Jared J. Raymond, 20, of Swampscott, Mass., died on Sept. 19, in Balad, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an IED detonated near his M1A2 Abrams Tank during combat operations in Taji, Iraq. Raymond was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

(Compiled from Defense Department and Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)

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