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Soldiers, Marines Killed in Iraq; DoD Identifies Previous Casualties

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2006 – Two soldiers and six Marines were killed in various operations in Iraq Oct. 8 and 9, and the Defense Department released the identities of seven soldiers killed recently supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier died at about 10:45 a.m. Oct. 9 when terrorists attacked his patrol with small-arms fire in eastern Baghdad.
  • Three Marines assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, died Oct. 9 from enemy action while operating in Anbar province.
  • A Task Force Lightning soldier based out of Fort Bragg, N.C., attached to 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, died of wounds suffered from an explosion while on a vehicle patrol Oct. 8 north of Tikrit.
  • Three Marines assigned to Regimental Combat Team 7 died Oct. 8 from wounds suffered due to enemy action while operating in Anbar province.
 
The names of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
 
Meanwhile, DoD released the identities of seven soldiers who were killed recently supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
  • Army Pfc. Shane R. Austin, 19, of Edgerton, Kan., died Oct. 8 in Ramadi, Iraq, from injuries suffered by enemy grenade fire. Johnson was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 35th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armor Division, Baumholder, Germany.
  • Army Cpl. Carl W. Johnson II, 21, of Philadelphia, died Oct. 7 in Mosul, Iraq, from injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Johnson was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.
  • Army Cpl. Nicholas A. Arvanitis, 22, of Salem, N.H., died Oct. 6 in Bayji, Iraq, from injuries suffered when he encountered enemy fire. Arvanitis was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
  • Army Staff Sgt. Christopher O. Moudry, 31, of Baltimore; Spc. Timothy R. Burke, 24, of Hollywood, Fla.; Spc. George R. Obourn Jr., 20, of Creve Coeur, Ill.; and Pfc. Dean R. Bright, 32, of Roseburg, Oregon, died in Taji, Iraq, on Oct. 4 after being attacked by enemy forces using small-arms fire and other weapons. All four soldiers were assigned to the 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
 
(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq and Defense Department news releases.)

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