American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2006 The Defense Department announced today and yesterday the identities of 10 soldiers and five Marines who were killed recently in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Eight soldiers died near Tal Afar, Iraq, on Jan. 7, when their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed. Killed were:
Two other soldiers who died in separate operations were identified.
Mercado was killed when his vehicle was attacked with an IED while conducting combat operations near Karmah. He was assigned to 2nd Maintenance Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Little was killed when his tank was attacked with an IED near Ferris. He was assigned to 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Brown, Jacobs and Lundstrom were killed by enemy small-arms fire in separate attacks near Fallujah. They were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
(Compiled from Defense Department news releases.)
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