Five Servicemembers Killed, 11 Wounded in Iraq; Previous Casualties Identified
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, May 15, 2007 Three soldiers, an airman and a Marine died, and 11 servicemembers were wounded in Iraq yesterday, military officials reported, and the Defense Department identified previous casualties.
-- Two soldiers died and four others were wounded when their dismounted patrol came under small-arms fire southeast of Baghdad.
-- A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier died and four others were wounded by an improvised explosive device in northern Baghdad.
-- A Multinational Corps Iraq airman died and three others were wounded by an improvised explosive device in southern Baghdad.
-- A Marine assigned to Multinational Force West died during combat in Anbar province.
The servicemembers’ names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, the Defense Department released the identities of one Marine and four soldiers killed recently supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
-- Army 1st Lt. Andrew J. Bacevich, 27, of Walpole, Mass., died May 13 in Balad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit in Salah Ad Din province. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
-- Army Spc. Rhys W. Klasno, 20, of Riverside, Calif., died May 13 in Haditha, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 1114th Transportation Company, Bakersfield, Calif.
-- Marine Maj. Douglas A. Zembiec, 34, of Albuquerque, N.M., died May 11 while conducting combat operations in Baghdad. He was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps National Capital Region, Henderson Hall, Arlington, Va.
-- Army Pfc. William A. Farrar Jr., 20, of Redlands, Calif., died May 11 in Iskandariyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 127th Military Police Company, 709th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, Darmstadt, Germany.
-- Army Pvt. Anthony J. Sausto, 22, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., died May 10 in Baghdad from enemy small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.
(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq and Defense Department news releases.)