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Roadside Bomb Kills Three Soldiers in Iraq; DoD Names Previous Casualties

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2006 – A roadside bomb killed three Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers yesterday southwest of Baghdad, and the Defense Department released the names of servicemembers killed recently in Iraq.

The names of the soldiers killed yesterday are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The Defense Department announced the identities of three soldiers and two Marines who died recently in Iraq:

  • Army Staff Sgt. Clint J. Storey, 30, of Enid, Okla., and Army Sgt. Bradley H. Beste, 22, of Naperville, Ill., died Aug. 4 in Ramadi, when a makeshift bomb detonated near their Humvee. Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Calvary Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany.
  • Marine Sgt. George M. Ulloa Jr., 23, of Austin, Texas, died Aug. 3 from wounds suffered in Anbar province. He was assigned to 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
  • Marine Lance Cpl. Kurt E. Dechen, 24, of Springfield, Vt., died Aug. 3 from wounds suffered in Anbar province. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, while attached to Regimental Combat Team 5, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
  • Army Sgt. Joshua A. Ford, 20, of Wayne, Neb., died July 31 in Numaniyah. Ford was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 189th Transportation Company, 485th Corps Support Battalion, Norfolk, Neb.

    (Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq and DoD news releases.)

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