Three Servicemembers Killed; DoD Releases Name
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2006 A U.S. servicemember was killed in a vehicle accident in Afghanistan and two Marines died from roadside bomb wounds in Iraq yesterday, officials said.
The servicemember in Afghanistan was killed when the Humvee he was traveling in was involved in a rollover northwest of Jalalabad. The vehicle was operating as part of a combat patrol at the time of the accident.
The cause of the accident, which caused no other injuries, remains under investigation No other injuries from the accident were reported. Neither the servicemember's unit or service branch were reported.
Also yesterday, two Marines assigned to 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, died as a result of wounds received when their patrol was attacked with an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Fallujah.
The names of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The Defense Department released the name of a previous U.S. casualty in Iraq. Spc. Allen D. Kokesh Jr., 21, of Yankton, S.D., died at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio on Feb. 7 of injuries sustained in Baghdad on Dec. 4 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee. Kokesh was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 147th Field Artillery, Yankton, S. D.
(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq, Combined Forces Command Afghanistan and Defense Department news releases.)