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Marine in Iraq Killed, DoD Identifies Three Other Fatalities

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2006 – A Marine was killed in Iraq April 6 when he was shot by an Iraqi army soldier on a coalition base near Qaim, Iraq, and the Defense Department released the names of another Marine and two soldiers killed in other incidents that day.

The name of the Marine killed in the shooting incident is being withheld until after the family is notified, officials said. The Iraqi soldier involved in the incident was also wounded. He was evacuated to Balad and is listed in very serious condition, officials said. The incident is under investigation.

DoD released the identities of three servicemembers also killed in Iraq April 6:

  • Spc. Daniel L. Sesker, 22, of Ogden, Iowa, died in Bayji, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations. Sesker was assigned to the Army National Guard's Troop C, 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry in LeMars, Iowa.
  • Spc. Dustin J. Harris, 21, of Bangor, Maine, died in Bayji, Iraq when an improvised device detonated during dismounted patrol operations. Harris was assigned to the 172nd Brigade Support Battalion, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
  • Pfc. Chase A. Edwards, 19, of Lake Charles, La., died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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