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Two Soldiers Die in Iraq; DoD Identifies Previous Casualties

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2006 – Two U.S. soldiers were killed yesterday in Iraq, military officials reported.

A soldier assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, died from wounds suffered due to enemy action while operating in Anbar province.

A 16th Military Police Brigade soldier was killed when a roadside bomb struck the vehicle he was riding in north of Balad.

The names of the soldiers are being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.

Meanwhile, the Defense Department released the identities of a Marine and a soldier who were killed recently supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

-- Marine 2nd Lt. Joshua L. Booth, 23, of Fiskdale, Mass., died Oct. 17 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

-- Army Staff Sgt. Garth D. Sizemore, 31, of Mount Sterling, Ky., died Oct. 17 in Baghdad from injuries suffered when his patrol came in contact with enemy forces using small-arms fire during combat operations. Sizemore was assigned to 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

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

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