IED Blast Kills Two Soldiers; DoD Identifies Earlier Casualties
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, March 20, 2007 A roadside bomb killed two U.S. soldiers in Baghdad today, and the Defense Department has identified seven soldiers and a Marine who died in Iraq earlier.
The soldiers killed today were assigned to Multinational Division Baghdad. They died when an improvised explosive device struck their vehicle during a combat security patrol in a southern section of the Iraqi capital, officials said.
Their names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, the Defense Department has released the names of seven soldiers and a Marine who died recently supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
-- Army Sgt. Ryan P. Green, 24, of Woodlands, Texas, died March 18 in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit while on combat patrol March 15 in Baghdad. Green was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
-- Army Sgt. Nimo W. Tauala, 29, of Honolulu, died March 17 in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, of a non-combat related injury. The death is under investigation. Tauala was assigned to the 209th Aviation Support Battalion, Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
-- Army Spc. Marieo Guerrero, 30, of Fort Worth, Texas, died March 17 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Guerrero was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.
-- Army Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin L. Sebban, 29, of Chattanooga, Tenn., died March 17 in Baqubah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit. Sebban was assigned to the 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
-- Army Pfc. Anthony A. Kaiser, 27, of Narrowsburg, N.Y., died March 17 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small-arms fire. Kaiser was assigned to the 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade, Fort Lewis, Wash.
-- Marine Lance Cpl. Harry H. Timberman, 20, of Minong, Wis., died March 17 from wounds suffered while conducting combat operations in Iraq’s Anbar province. Timberman was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.
-- Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher R. Brevard, 31, of Phoenix, died March 16 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit. Brevard was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.
-- Army Sgt. 1st Class John S. Stephens, 41, of San Antonio, died March 15 in Tikrit, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his patrol came under attack during combat operations. Stephens was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.
(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq and Defense Department news releases.)