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Marine, Soldier Killed; DoD Identifies Previous Casualties

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2006 – A U.S. Marine and a soldier were killed in Iraq, and DoD officials have identified several previous casualties.

-- A Marine assigned to Regimental Combat Team 5 died Oct. 27 from injuries suffered due to enemy action in Anbar province.

-- A Task Force Lightning soldier assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, was injured Oct. 26 as a result of enemy action in Diyala province. The soldier was transported to a coalition forces medical treatment facility and later died of wounds.

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

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

-- Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Charles V. Komppa, 35, of Belgrade, Mont., died Oct. 25 from enemy action in Anbar province. He was serving with the 3rd Naval Construction Regiment, Multinational Corps Iraq, and was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 18, Detachment 0618 in Billings, Mont.

-- Marine Pfc. Daniel B. Chaires, 20, of Tallahassee, Fla., died Oct. 25 from wounds suffered in Anbar province. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

-- Marine Lance Cpl. Jonathan B. Thornsberry, 22, of McDowell, Ky., died Oct. 25 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Johnson City, Tenn.

-- Marine Pfc. Donald S. Brown, 19, of Succasunna, N.J., died Oct. 25 from wounds suffered in Anbar province. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

-- Marine Sgt. Thomas M. Gilbert, 24, of Downers Grove, Ill., died Oct. 25 in Anbar province. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Grand Rapids, Mich.

-- Army Sgt. 1st Class Tony L. Knier, 31, of Sabinsville, Pa., died Oct. 21 in Bayji from injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Knier was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

-- Army Staff Sgt. Patrick O. Barlow, 42, of Greensboro, N.C., died on Oct. 18 in San Antonio from a non-combat-related medical condition. Barlow was assigned to the 50th Engineer Company, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

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

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