Four Killed in Iraq; DoD Identifies Previous Casualties
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2006 Four U.S. servicemembers were killed in Iraq over the last two days, and Defense Department officials have identified four other servicemembers who died in previous action.
A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier died early today when a roadside bomb struck his vehicle in central Baghdad, and two Marines assigned to Regimental Combat Team 5 and a sailor assigned to Regimental Combat Team 7 died due to enemy action in Iraq’s Anbar province yesterday, military officials reported.
Meanwhile, DoD has released the identities of four Marines who died in Oct. 21 combat in Anbar province:
-- Lance Cpl. Clifford R. Collinsworth, 20, of Chelsea, Mich.
-- Lance Cpl. Nathan R. Elrod, 20, of Salisbury, N.C.
-- Lance Cpl. Nicholas J. Manoukian, 22, of Lathrup Village, Mich.
-- Cpl. Joshua C. Watkins, 25, of Jacksonville, Fla.
Collinsworth, Elrod and Manoukian were assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Watkins was assigned to 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune.
(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq and Defense Department news releases.)