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Sailor, Marines Killed in Attacks; DoD Identifies Previous Casualties

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2006 – A sailor assigned to 3rd Naval Construction Regiment, two Marines assigned to Regimental Combat Team 5, and two Marines assigned to Regimental Combat Team 7 died yesterday from injuries suffered due to enemy action in Iraq’s Anbar province.

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

Meanwhile, the Defense Department released the identities of 13 servicemembers killed recently supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

-- Army 1st Lt. Amos C. R. Bock, 24, of New Madrid, Mo., died Oct. 23 in Baghdad from injuries suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle. Bock was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

-- Army Spc. Carl A. Eason, 29, of Lovelady, Texas, died Oct. 23 in Baghdad from injuries suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle. Eason was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.

-- Marine Lance Cpl. Richard A. Buerstetta, 20, of Franklin, Tenn., and Marine Lance Cpl. Tyler R. Overstreet, 22, of Gallatin, Tenn., died Oct. 23 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq. They were assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Nashville, Tenn.

-- Navy Seaman Charles O. Sare, 23, of Hemet, Calif., died Oct. 23 from enemy action while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq. Sare, a hospital corpsman, was assigned to Naval Ambulatory Care Center, Port Hueneme, Calif., and was serving with Multinational Corps Iraq.

-- Army Maj. David G. Taylor, 37, of North Carolina, died Oct. 22 in Baghdad from injuries suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle. Taylor is assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.

-- Army Sgt. Willsun M. Mock, 23, of Harper, Kan., died Oct. 22 in Baghdad from injuries suffered when an IED detonated near his vehicle. Mock was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

-- Army Spc. Nathaniel A. Aguirre, 21, of Carrollton, Texas, and Army Spc. Matthew W. Creed, 23, of Covina, Calif., died Oct. 22 in Baghdad of injuries suffered when their patrol came in contact with enemy forces. Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

-- Marine Lance Cpl. Eric W. Herzberg, 20, of Severna Park, Md., died Oct. 21 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

-- Army Spc. Nicholas K. Rogers, 27, of Deltona, Fla., died Oct. 22 in Baghdad from injuries suffered when his patrol came in contact with enemy forces during combat operations. Rogers was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

-- Marine Pvt. Edwardo J. Lopez, 21, of Aurora, Ill., died Oct. 19 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

-- Army Staff Sgt. Ronald L. Paulsen, 53, of Vancouver, Wash., died on Oct. 17 in Tarmiya, Iraq, from injuries suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle. Paulsen was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 414th Civil Affairs Battalion, Utica, N.Y.

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

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