Soldier Dies in Iraq; DoD Identifies Casualties
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, March 17, 2006 A Task Force Band of Brothers soldier from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, was shot and killed while manning an observation post in Samarra yesterday, and Defense Department officials have identified some recent war casualties.
The soldier's name is being withheld pending notification of family.
The Defense Department has announced the names of eight soldiers who died recently supporting operations in Iraq and Afghanistan:
- Pfc. Angelo A. Zawaydeh, 19, of San Bruno, Calif., died in Baghdad March 15 when his traffic control point came under mortar attack. Zawaydeh was assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
- Staff Sgt. Bryan A. Lewis, 32, of Bunkie, La., died north of Rustamiyah, Iraq, March 13, when a roadside bomb detonated near his Humvee. Lewis was assigned to the 519th Military Police Battalion, 49th Military Police Brigade, Fort Polk, La.
- Staff Sgt. Marco A. Silva, 27, of Alva, Fla.; and Sgt. Corey A. Dan, 22, of Norway, Maine, died near Ramadi, Iraq, March 13, when they came under small-arms fire and a roadside bomb detonated. The two soldiers were assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
Four soldiers assigned to the Army Reserve's 391st Engineer Battalion, Asheville, N.C., died west of Asadabad, Afghanistan, March 12, when a roadside bomb detonated near their Humvee. Killed were:
- Staff Sgt. Joseph, R. Ray, 29, of Asheville, N.C.;
- Sgt. Kevin D. Akins, 29, of Burnsville, N.C.;
- Sgt. Anton J. Hiett, 25, of Mount Airy, N.C.; and
- Spc. Joshua L. Hill, 24, of Fairmount, Ind.
(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq and Defense Department news releases.)