11 U.S. Troops Killed; DoD Identifies Previous Casualties
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2006 Eleven U.S. servicemembers were killed and three were wounded in multiple incidents throughout Iraq and Afghanistan in the last three days, military officials reported.
-- Four Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers died at about 6 p.m. yesterday when their patrol was struck by an improvised explosive device northwest of Baghdad.
-- A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier died at about 5:30 p.m. yesterday when terrorists attacked his patrol with small-arms fire in southwestern Baghdad.
-- Two U.S. soldiers and an Afghan soldier were killed and three U.S. soldiers were wounded during fighting with enemy combatants in the Pech district of Kunar province, Afghanistan, yesterday evening. The soldiers were operating as part of a combat patrol that made contact with enemy extremists. The unit engaged the insurgents with small-arms and artillery fire. All U.S. and Afghan wounded soldiers were taken to a U.S. treatment facility in Asadabad, where they were reported to be in stable condition.
-- A Multinational Corps Iraq separate brigade soldier died at about 1:51 p.m. yesterday when terrorists attacked his patrol with small-arms fire in northern Baghdad.
-- A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier died at about 11:05 a.m. yesterday when terrorists attacked his patrol with small-arms fire in northern Baghdad.
-- A Marine assigned to Regimental Combat Team 7 died Sept. 30 from injuries suffered due to enemy action while operating in Anbar province.
-- Another Marine, also assigned to Regimental Combat Team 7, died Oct. 1 from injuries suffered due to enemy action while operating in Anbar province.
The names of the deceased and wounded are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, the Defense Department released the identities of three soldiers and a sailor who were killed recently supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
-- Army Spc. Robert F. Weber, 22, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died near the Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, as a result of a vehicle roll-over on Sept. 30. Weber was assigned to 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.
-- Army Staff Sgt. Scott E. Nisely, 48, of Marshalltown, Iowa, and Army Spc. Kampha B. Sourivong, 20, of Iowa City, Iowa, died in Asad, Iraq, on Sept. 30 of injuries suffered when their vehicle received small-arms fire during security operations. Both soldiers were assigned to the National Guard's 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry, Iowa Falls, Iowa.
-- Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael A. Monsoor, 25, of Garden Grove, Calif., died Sept. 29 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Ramadi, Iraq. Monsoor was a SEAL assigned to a West Coast-based command.
(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq, Combined Forces Command Afghanistan, and Defense Department news releases.)