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U.S. Soldier Killed in Iraq; Previous Casualties Identified

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2006 – A Task Force Band of Brothers soldier was killed yesterday, and the Defense Department has identified two previous casualties.

A soldier from 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team was killed by small-arms fire in Mosul, Iraq. No further details were available. The soldier's name is being withheld pending notification of family.

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

Army Capt. Douglas A. Dicenzo, 30, of Plymouth, N.H.; and Spc. Robert E. Blair, 22, of Ocala, Fla., died in Baghdad May 25 when a roadside bomb detonated near their Humvee. Both soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.

(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq and Defense Department news releases.)

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