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Two Soldiers Die in Iraq; Previous Casualties Identified

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2007 – Two Multinational Force West soldiers died yesterday during combat in Anbar province, military officials reported, and the Defense Department has identified two previous casualties.

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

Meanwhile, the Defense Department has released the identities of two Army soldiers killed recently in Iraq.

-- Army Sgt. Robert J. Montgomery Jr., 29, of Scottsburg, Ind., died May 22 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit in Jabour. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

-- Army Pvt. Oscar Sauceda Jr., 21, of Del Rio, Texas, died May 22 when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small-arms fire in Baghdad. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas.

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

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