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Soldier Killed in Baghdad; Previous Casualties Identified

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2006 – A U.S. soldier was killed in Baghdad today, and the Defense Department has identified two previous casualties.

A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier was killed by small-arms fire today while patrolling in western Baghdad. No further details were available. The soldier's name is being withheld pending notification of the family.

The Defense Department also identified two soldiers who were killed while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Sgt. Amanda N. Pinson, 21, of St. Louis; and Spc. Carlos M. Gonzalez, 22, of Middletown, N.Y., died in Tikrit, Iraq, March 16, when a mortar round detonated. Both soldiers were assigned to the 101st Military Intelligence Detachment, 501st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

(Compiled from Multinational Division Baghdad and Defense Department news releases.)

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