Two U.S. Soldiers Killed in Iraq; Previous Casualty Identified
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2007 Two U.S. soldiers were killed yesterday while serving in Iraq, military officials reported, and the Defense Department has released the identity of a soldier who died Jan. 4.
One Task Force Lightning soldier based out of Fort Hood, Texas, died from wounds received during combat operations conducted in Salah Ad Din province.
A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier was killed by small-arms fire north of Baghdad. The unit was repairing a crater in a road caused by an improvised explosive device when it was attacked. The road is a heavily-traveled main north-south highway leading in and out of Baghdad.
The names of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The Defense Department also has identified a soldier killed while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Army Staff Sgt. Charles D. Allen, 28, of Wasilla, Alaska, died Jan. 4 in Baghdad of injuries suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small-arms fire. Allen was assigned to the 296th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.
(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq and Defense Department news releases.)