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Soldiers Killed, Wounded; DoD Identifies Previous Casualties

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2006 – Seven U.S. soldiers have been killed in recent days in Iraq, and the Defense Department has identified 10 earlier casualties.

-- Two Multi-National Division Baghdad soldiers were killed when an improvised-explosive device detonated around 10:20 a.m. in Baghdad today. Two other soldiers were wounded in the same incident.

-- Two Task Force Lightning soldiers assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, were killed yesterday when a suicide car bomb detonated near their vehicle while conducting operations in Salah ad Din province. Two other soldiers were wounded in the blast and were transported to a coalition forces medical treatment facility.

-- Three soldiers assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, died Nov 11 from wounds suffered due to enemy action in Anbar province.

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

Meanwhile, the Defense Department has released the identities of 10 servicemembers killed recently supporting operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

-- Army Sgt. 1st Class Rudy A. Salcido, 31, of Ontario, Calif., died Nov. 9 in Baghdad after an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy vehicle. Salcido was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1114th Transportation Company, Bakersfield, Calif.

-- Army Staff Sgt Gregory W. G. McCoy, 26, of Webbervile, Mich., and Sgt Courtland A. Kannard, 22, of Starkville, Miss., died in Baghdad on Nov. 9 after an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army's 410th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

-- Army Staff Sgt. Richwell A. Doria, 25, of San Diego died Nov. 7 in Kirkuk, Iraq, after being struck by small-arms fire during an air assault mission. Doria was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Regiment, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

-- Marine Lance Cpl. Ryan T. McCaughn, 19, of Manchester, N.H., died Nov. 7 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

-- Army Chief Warrant Officer Miles P. Henderson, 24, of Amarillo, Texas, died Nov. 6 in Balad, Iraq, when his AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed. Henderson was assigned to the 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

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

-- Army Maj. Douglas E. Sloan, 40, of Evans Mills, N.Y. and Pfc. Alex Oceguera, 19, of San Bernardino, Calif. died when an IED detonated near their vehicle Oct 31 in Wygal Valley, Afghanistan. Sloan and Oceguera were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

-- Army Sgt. Charles J. McClain, 26, of Fort Riley, Kan., who suffered injuries during the same incident on Oct 31 in Wygal Valley, later died in Asadabad, Afghanistan. McClain was assigned to the 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

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

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