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Soldier Dies of Non-Battle Injuries; Officials Identify Previous Casualties

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2006 – A soldier assigned to Task Force 3rd Medical Command died yesterday in Baghdad from non-battle-related injuries, and the Defense Department has identified 10 earlier casualties.

The name of the 3rd Medical Command soldier, who was part of the medical task force that provides care throughout Iraq, is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Defense officials have released the identities of 10 servicemembers who died recently supporting the global war on terror:

-- Army Sgt. David J. Davis, 32, of Mount Airy, Md., died in Baghdad Sept. 17 of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Stryker armored vehicle in Sadr City, Iraq. Davis was assigned to the Army's 4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

-- Army Sgt. Adam L. Knox, 21, of Columbus, Ohio, died Sept. 17 in Baghdad of injuries suffered when his patrol encountered enemy forces using small-arms fire. Knox was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 346th Psychological Operations Company, Columbus, Ohio.

-- Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class David S. Roddy, 32, of Aberdeen, Md., died Sept. 16 while his unit was conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Iraq’s Anbar province. Roddy was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 2, in Norfolk, Va., and was serving with Multinational Corps Iraq.

-- Army Sgt. 1st Class Bernard L. Deghand, 42, of Mayetta, Kan., died Sept. 15 in Spira, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when his unit encountered enemy forces using small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades. Deghand was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 35th Division Artillery, Hutchinson, Kan.

-- Army Sgt. Clint E. Williams, 24, of Kingston, Okla., died Sept. 14 of injuries suffered in Baghdad when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Williams was assigned to 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

-- Marine Lance Cpl. Ryan A. Miller, 19, of Pearland, Texas, died Sept. 14 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Anbar province. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

-- Army Sgt. David T. Weir, 23, of Cleveland, Tenn., died Sept. 14 in Baghdad of injuries suffered Sept. 13 when he encountered enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire. Weir was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

-- Army 2nd Lt. Emily J.T. Perez, 23, of Texas, died Sept. 12 of injuries suffered in Kifl, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near her Humvee. Perez was assigned to the 204th Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

-- Army Spc. Harley D. Andrews, 22, of Weimar, Calif., died Sept. 11 in Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Andrews was assigned to 54th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, Warner Barracks, Bamberg, Germany.

-- Army Spc. David J. Ramsey, 27, of Tacoma, Wash., was medically evacuated from Iraq on Aug. 24 after a non-combat-related incident and died on Sept. 7 in Spanaway, Wash. Ramsey was assigned to the 47th Combat Support Hospital, 62nd Medical Brigade, Fort Lewis, Wash.

(From Multinational Corps Iraq and Defense Department news releases.)

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