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Two Soldiers Die in Iraq; Earlier Casualty Identified

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2005 – Two U.S. soldiers have died in Iraq, and Defense Department officials announced the identity of a soldier killed in earlier action.

A Task Force Baghdad soldier died today when a roadside bomb struck his patrol vehicle in southern Baghdad, and a soldier assigned to the 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, died of wounds suffered from enemy small-arms fire Dec. 29 in Fallujah.

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

Defense officials announced the identity of a soldier who was killed Dec. 28 supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom:

  • Spc. Aaron M. Forbes, 24, of Oak Island, N.C., died in Baghdad when a roadside bomb detonated near his Humvee. Forbes was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

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

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