Four Soldiers Killed, Eight Wounded in Iraq
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, April 22, 2007 Four soldiers died and eight were wounded yesterday in combat operations around Baghdad. Another soldier died of a non-battle-related cause. The Defense Department also released the identities of two soldiers killed previously in Iraq.
-- A Task Force Marne soldier was killed and two were wounded during an indirect-fire attack against a forward operating base southwest of Baghdad last night.
-- A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier died due to a non-battle-related cause.
-- One Multinational Division Baghdad soldier died and another was wounded by small-arms file while patrolling in eastern Baghdad.
-- Another Multinational Division Baghdad soldier was killed and three others were wounded by a roadside bomb while patrolling in a southwestern section of Baghdad.
-- A Task Force Marne soldier was killed and two were wounded by a roadside bomb during a dismounted patrol 15 miles southwest of Baghdad.
Names of those killed and wounded are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, the Defense Department released the names of two soldiers who died supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
-- Army Pfc. Jason M. Morales, 20, of La Puente, Calif., died April 18 in Baghdad of injuries suffered from enemy small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.
-- Army Pfc. Steven J. Walberg, 18, of Paradise, Calif., died April 15 in Baghdad of wounds suffered from enemy small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley.
(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq and Defense Department news releases.)