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Three Soldiers Killed in Baghdad; DoD Identifies Previous Casualties

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27, 2006 – Three Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers were killed during combat operations in Baghdad at about 9 a.m. yesterday, military officials reported.

Two other soldiers were injured in the incident. The soldiers' names are being withheld pending next of kin notification.

Meanwhile, the Defense Department released the identities of three soldiers who died recently supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

-- Army Pvt. Reece D. Moreno, 19, of Prescott, Ariz., died of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident in Balad, Iraq, on Nov. 24. Moreno was assigned to the 92 Engineer Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

-- Army Sgt. 1st Class James D. Priestap, 39, of Harwood, Mich., died Nov. 23 in Baghdad of injuries suffered when he came in contact with enemy forces using small-arms fire during checkpoint operations. He was assigned to the 46th Military Police Company, Kingsford, Mich.

-- Army Command Sgt. Maj. Donovan E. Watts, 46, of Atlanta, Ga., died Nov. 21 in Bayji, Iraq, of injuries suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near his Humvee during combat operations in Siniyah, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

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

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