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Two Soldiers Killed; DoD Identifies Previous Casualties

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2006 – Two U.S. soldiers are among the latest casualties in Iraq, military officials reported, and the Defense Department has identified six earlier casualties.

-- A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier died around noon yesterday when the vehicle he was riding in was struck by a roadside bomb west of Baghdad.

-- A soldier assigned to Regimental Combat Team 7 died due to injuries suffered from enemy action Oct. 31 while operating in Anbar province.

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

Meanwhile, the Defense Department released the identities of six servicemembers killed recently supporting the global war on terror.

-- Marine Pfc. Jason Franco, 18, of Corona, Calif., died Oct. 31 from a non-hostile incident in Anbar province. He was assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 11, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Miramar, Calif.

-- Army Sgt. Kenneth E. Bostic, 21, of Hawthorne, Nev., died Oct. 30 in Baghdad from injuries suffered from contact with enemy forces using small-arms fire. Bostic was assigned to the 204th Military Police Company, 519th Military Police Battalion, 1st Combat Support Brigade, Fort Polk, La.

-- Army Sgt. Kraig D. Foyteck, 26, of Skokie, Ill., died Oct. 30 in Baghdad from injuries suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small-arms fire. Foyteck was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

-- Army Sgt. Michael T. Seeley, 27, of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, died Oct. 30 in Baghdad from injuries suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle. Seeley was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

-- Marine Lance Cpl. Troy D. Nealey, 24, of Eaton Rapids, Mich., died Oct. 29 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Lansing, Mich.

-- Army Staff Sgt. Kyu H. Chay, 34, of Fayetteville, N.C., died Oct. 28 in Oruzgan province, Afghanistan, from injuries suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near his combat patrol. Chay was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

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

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