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IED Claims Soldier in Baghdad; DoD Identifies Earlier Casualties

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2006 – A 49th Military Police Brigade soldier was killed when insurgents attacked his convoy with an improvised explosive device June 5 in Baghdad, military officials reported.

The soldier's name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Meanwhile, the Defense Department has identified five servicemembers who died in Iraq or Afghanistan in recent days:

  • Marine Maj. Michael D. Stover, 43, of Mansfield, Ohio, died June 3 from a nonhostile incident in Iraq's Anbar province. He was assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 371, Marine Wing Support Group 37, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz.
  • Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Gary T. Rovinski, 44, of Roseville, Ill., died June 5 in Anbar province when a roadside bomb struck his Humvee. Rovinski was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 25, Fort McCoy, Wis.
  • Army Cpl. Derek A. Stanley, 20, of Tulsa, Okla., died in Salerno, Afghanistan, on June 5 from a noncombat-related cause. Stanley was assigned to the 710th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.
  • Army Staff Sgt. Darren Harmon, 44, of Newark, Del., died in Haditha, Iraq, on June 3 from a noncombat related cause. Harmon was assigned to the Army Reserve's 203rd Military Intelligence Battalion, 205th Military Intelligence Brigade, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
  • Marine Cpl. Ryan J. Cummings, 22, of Streamwood, Ill., died June 3 from wounds suffered in combat in Anbar province. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq and Defense Department news releases.)
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