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Two Soldiers Die in Iraq; Three Casualties Identified

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2007 – A U.S. Army soldier died today and one soldier died yesterday in Iraq, military officials reported today. The Defense Department also identified three previous casualties.

One soldier, assigned to Multinational Force Baghdad, died today from wounds suffered during combat north of the Iraqi capital.

A Task Force Lightning soldier died yesterday in a non-combated related incident, which is currently under investigation.

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

Meanwhile, DoD released the names of three U.S. Army soldiers who died recently supporting U.S. operations in Iraq.

-- Spc. Dennis L. Sellen Jr., 20, of Newhall, Calif., died Feb. 11 in Umm Qasr, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 185th Infantry Regiment, Fresno, Calif.

-- Pfc. Brian A. Browning, 20, of Astoria, Ore., died Feb. 6 in Baghdad of wounds suffered from enemy small-arms fire while conducting security operations. Browning was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

-- Pvt. Clarence T. Spencer, 24, of San Diego, died Feb. 4 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy using small-arms fire in Baqubah, Iraq. Spencer was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

(From Multinational Corps Iraq and Defense Department news releases.)

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