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Three Soldiers Killed in Baghdad; DoD Identifies Previous Casualties

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2006 – Two Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers were killed during combat operations in Baghdad yesterday, and one Multinational Division Baghdad soldier was killed in Baghdad Nov. 29, military officials reported.

The soldiers’ names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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

-- Army Spc. Chris Kleinwachter, 29, of Wahpeton, N.D., died yesterday in Ghazni, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when his vehicle rolled over during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery, Grand Forks, N.D.

-- Army Staff Sgt. Michael A. Shank, 31, of Bonham, Texas, and Army Spc. Jeffrey G. Roberson, 22, of Phelan, Calif., died Nov. 28 in Logar, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during combat operations. Both soldiers were assigned to the 230th Military Police Company, 95th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, Kaiserslautern, Germany.

-- Army Spc. Christopher E. Mason, 32, of Mobile, Ala., died Nov. 28 in Bayji, Iraq, of injuries suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small-arms fire while on patrol. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

-- Army 1st Lt. Benjamin D. Keating, 27, of Shapleigh, Maine, died Nov. 26 in Kamdesh, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when his vehicle turned over. Keating was assigned to 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

-- Army Sgt. Jeannette T. Dunn, 44, of Bronx, N.Y., died Nov. 26 in Taji, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a non-combat-related injury. She was assigned to the 15th Sustainment Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

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

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