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Three Soldiers Killed in Roadside-Bomb Attack; Previous Casualties Identified

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2007 – Three soldiers died yesterday during operations in Iraq, military officials reported today. The Defense Department also identified eight previous casualties.

Three Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers died yesterday northwest of the Iraqi capital when a roadside bomb detonated near their patrol vehicle. The soldiers’ names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Meanwhile, DoD released the names of seven soldiers and one Marine who died recently in Iraq.

Three soldiers died Mar. 5 in Baqubah when an improvised explosive device detonated near their unit. Killed were:

-- Spc. Blake Harris, 22, of Pueblo, Colo. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

-- Spc. Ryan D. Russell, 20, of Elm City, N.C. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood.

-- Pvt. Barry W. Mayo, 21, of Ecru, Miss. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood.

Army Staff Sgt. Darrel D. Kasson, 43, of Florence, Ariz., died Mar. 4 in Tikrit of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Bayji. He was assigned to the 259th Security Forces Company, Phoenix.

Three soldiers assigned to the 630th Military Police Company, Bamberg, Germany, died Mar. 3 in Baghdad when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. Killed were:

-- Sgt. Brandon A. Parr, 25, of West Valley, Utah;

-- Sgt. Michael C. Peek, 23, of Chesapeake, Va.; and

-- Sgt. Ashly L. Moyer, 21, of Emmaus, Pa.

Marine Lance Cpl. Raul S. Bravo, 21, of Elko, Nev., died March 3 during combat operations in Anbar province. Bravo was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

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

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