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Marines Killed in Iraq; DoD Identifies Previous Casualties

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2006 – Three Marines assigned to Regimental Combat Team 7 died Nov. 22 from wounds suffered due to enemy action in Iraq’s Anbar province, military officials in Iraq reported.

Two of the Marines’ names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The Defense Department has identified the third, as well as two soldiers who died recently supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom:

-- Marine Lance Cpl. Joshua C. Alonzo, 21, of Dumas, Texas, died Nov. 22 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

-- Army Spc. Eric Vizcaino, 21, of New Mexico, died Nov. 21 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries suffered Nov. 20 in Samarra, Iraq, in a non-combat related incident. Vizcaino was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

-- Army Sgt. James P. Musack, 23, of Riverside, Iowa, died of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident in Samarra, Iraq, on Nov. 21. Musack was assigned to the 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

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

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