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Servicemembers Killed in Iraq; Previous Casualties Identified

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2006 – Five soldiers, a Marine and an airman were killed in various operations in Iraq Oct. 12 through yesterday, and the Defense Department released the identities of 10 soldiers and 10 Marines killed recently supporting Operation Iraq Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom.

-- Three Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers were killed yesterday when an improvised explosive device struck the vehicle they were riding in south of Baghdad.

-- A Marine assigned to Regimental Combat Team 5 died yesterday from injuries suffered due to enemy action while operating in Iraq’s Anbar province.

-- An airman assigned to the 732nd Expeditionary Mission Support Group, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, was killed yesterday while performing duties as a turret gunner with the Iraqi police near Baghdad.

-- A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier died Oct. 13 from wounds he suffered southwest of Baghdad when an improvised explosive struck the vehicle he was riding in.

-- A Task Force Lightning soldier from the 105th Engineer Group was killed Oct. 12 as the result of an improvised explosive device while conducting vehicle operations in northern Iraq.

The servicemembers’ names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Meanwhile, DoD released the identities of 10 soldiers and 10 Marines who were killed in action or later died of wounds in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom.

-- Army Spc. Jason A. Lucas, 24, of Columbus, Ohio, died Oct. 13 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, from injuries suffered when a suicide bomber attacked his vehicle. Lucas was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Polk, La.

-- Army Pvt. 1st Class Thomas J. Hewitt, 22, of Temple, Texas, died Oct. 13 at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., from injuries suffered during a Sept. 26 incident in Baghdad, during which an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Hewitt was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

-- Army Sgt. Gene A. Hawkins, 24, of Orlando, Fla., died Oct. 12 in Mosul, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his RG-31 mine-protected vehicle. Hawkins was assigned to the 14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Combat Support Brigade (Maneuver Enhancement), Fort Lewis, Wash.

-- Army Capt. Shane T. Adcock, 27, of Mechanicsville, Va., died Oct. 11 in Hawijah, Iraq, from enemy grenade fire. Adcock was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

-- Army Chief Warrant Officer Scott W. Dyer, 38, of Cocoa Beach, Fla., died Oct. 11 in Banditemur, Afghanistan, from injuries suffered during combat operations. Dyer was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

-- Marine Sgt. Justin T. Walsh, 24, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, died Oct. 11 at National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, Md., from wounds suffered while conducting combat operations in Anbar province on Oct. 5. He was assigned to 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

-- Army Pfc. Phillip B. Williams, 21, of Gardnerville, Nev., died Oct. 9 in Baghdad from injuries suffered during combat operations. Williams was assigned to the 4th Brigade Troop Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

-- Marine Sgt. Julian M. Arechaga, 23, of Oceanside, N.Y.; Marine Lance Cpl. Jon E. Bowman, 21, of Dubach, La.; and Marine Pfc. Shelby J. Feniello, 25, of Connellsville, Pa., died Oct. 9 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Anbar province, Iraq. They were assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

-- Army Spc. Timothy A. Fulkerson, 20, of Utica, Ky., died Oct. 8 in Tikrit, Iraq, when a land mine detonated near his vehicle during combat operations. Fulkerson was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 82nd Aviation Reconnaissance Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

-- Marine Capt. Robert M. Secher, 33, of Germantown, Tenn., died Oct. 8 from wounds suffered while conducting combat operations in Anbar province. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.

-- Marine Lance Cpl. Stephen F. Johnson, 20, of Marietta, Ga., died Oct. 8 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

-- Marine Lance Cpl. Derek W. Jones, 21, of Salem, Ore., and Marine Lance Cpl. Jeremy S. Sandvick Monroe, 20, of Chinook, Mont., died Oct. 8 from wounds suffered during combat operations in Anbar province. They were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

-- Army Staff Sgt. Lawrence L. Parrish, 36, of Lebanon, Mo., who was assigned to the 110th Engineer Battalion, Kansas City, Mo.; and Army Spec. John E. Wood, 37, of Humboldt, Kan., who was assigned to the 891st Engineer Battalion, Garnett, Kan., died Oct. 7 in Baghdad from injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during combat operations.

-- Army Sgt. Brandon S. Asbury, 21, of Tazewell, Va., died Oct. 7 in Baghdad from injuries suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small-arms fire. Asbury was assigned to the 4th Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

-- Marine Cpl. Bradford H. Payne, 24, of Montgomery, Ala., and Marine Lance Cpl. John E. Hale, 20, of Shreveport, La., died Oct. 6 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province. They were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq, U.S. Central Command Air Forces and Defense Department news releases.)

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