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Soldiers, Marine Killed; DoD Identifies Previous Casualties

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2006 – Two U.S. soldiers and one Marine have died in Iraq, and the Defense Department has identified eight earlier casualties.

One Marine assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division died today from wounds suffered due to enemy action in Anbar province.

A Task Force Lightning soldier assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, was killed Nov 6 as a result of enemy action in Kirkuk province. Three soldiers also were wounded during this operation. The wounded soldiers were transported to a coalition forces medical treatment facility.

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

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

-- Army Sgt. 1st Class William R. Brown, 30, of Fort Worth, Texas, died Nov. 6 in Sperwan-Gar, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near his convoy vehicle. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

-- Marine Cpl. Jose A. Galvan, 22, of San Antonio, died Nov. 5 in Anbar province. He was assigned to the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

-- Army Spc. Douglas C. Desjardins, 24, of Mesa, Ariz., died Nov. 5 in Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near his M1A1 Abrams tank during combat operations. Desjardins was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Ray Barracks, Giessen, Germany.

-- Marine 2nd Lt. Mark C. Gelina, 33, of Moberly, Mo., died Nov. 4 from a non-hostile incident in Anbar province. He was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

-- Marine Cpl. Kyle W. Powell, 21, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Nov. 4 from wounds suffered while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

-- Marine Staff Sgt. Jason D. Whitehouse, 27, of Phoenix, died Nov. 2 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province. He was assigned to 2nd Intelligence Battalion, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune.

-- Marine Lance Cpl. James E. Brown, 20, of Owensville, Ind., died Nov. 2 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune.

-- Army Pfc. Kevin J. Ellenburg, 20, of Middleburg, Fla., died Nov. 1 in Baghdad of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

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

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