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Two Soldiers, Two Marines Killed; DoD Identifies Previous Casualties

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2007 – A U.S. Army soldier and two Marines died during operations in Iraq recently, and another soldier died in Qatar, defense officials said.

-- A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier died yesterday when a patrol was attacked with small-arms fire in southern Baghdad. The unit was supporting an Iraqi national police unit that came under fire near a local mosque.

-- A 13th Sustainment Command soldier died April 14 from non-combat related causes during leave in Qatar. The incident is under investigation.

-- A Marine assigned to Multinational Force Iraq was killed April 14 when an improvised explosive device detonated near troops patrolling south of Baghdad on foot.

-- A Marine assigned to Multinational Force West died April 14 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province.

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

Meanwhile, the Defense Department released the identities of one soldier and one Marine killed recently supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

-- Marine Lance Cpl. Daniel J. Santee, 21, of Mission Viejo, Calif., died April 14 from a non-hostile vehicle accident in Anbar province. Santee was assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 27, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

-- Army Sgt. Larry R. Bowman, 29, of Granite Falls, N.C., died April 13 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. Bowman was assigned to the 513th Transportation Company, 57th Transportation Battalion, 593rd Corps Support Group, Fort Lewis, Wash.

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

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