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Four Soldiers Killed in Iraq; Officials Identify Previous Casualties

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WASHINGTON, April 19, 2007 – Four U.S. soldiers were killed in Iraq over the past two days, military officials reported, and the Defense Department released the identities of 10 servicemembers who were killed recently in Iraq.

Two Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers died and one other was wounded when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device north of Baghdad yesterday. The unit was returning from a combat patrol in the area when the attack occurred.

A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier died when a combat security patrol was attacked with small-arms fire in a southwestern section of Baghdad yesterday.

A Task Force Marne soldier died in Baghdad April 17 of non-battle injuries.

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

The Department of Defense released the identities of seven soldiers and three Marines who were killed recently supporting the war on terror.

-- Army Pfc. Richard P. Langenbrunner, 19, of Fort Wayne, Ind., died April 17 in Rustamiyah, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident. His death is under investigation.

-- Marine 1st Lt. Shaun M. Blue, 25, of Munster, Ind., died April 16 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

-- Army Sgt. Mario K. De Leon, 26, of San Francisco, Calif., died April 16 in Baghdad of wounds suffered from enemy small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

-- Marine Lance Cpl. Daniel R. Scherry, 20, of Rocky River, Ohio, died April 16 from a non-hostile accident in Anbar province, Iraq. Scherry was assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

-- Marine Lance Cpl. Jesse D. Delatorre, 29, of Aurora, Ill., died April 16 from wounds suffered while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq. Delatorre was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

-- Army Pfc. Lucas V. Starcevich, 25, of Canton, Ill., died April 16 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when the vehicle he was in struck an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

-- Army Pfc. Aaron M. Genevie, 22, of Chambersburg, Pa., died April 16 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas.

-- Army Staff Sgt. Robert J. Basham, 22, of Kenosha, Wis., died April 14 at Camp As Sayliyah in Doha, Qatar, as a result of injuries from a non-combat incident. His death is under investigation.

-- Army Sgt. Joshua A. Schmit, 26, of Willmar, Minn., and Army Sgt. Brandon L. Wallace, 27, of St. Louis, Mo., died April 14 in Fallujah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. They were assigned to the 1451st Transportation Company, 13th Support Command, Iraq.

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

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