Four Soldiers Die in Iraq; Previous Casualties Identified
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, July 9, 2006 A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier died in a non-combat-related incident today, and three soldiers assigned to 1st Marine Expeditionary Force died due to enemy action while operating in Iraq's Anbar province yesterday, military officials said.
The first incident is under investigation. The names of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, the Defense Department has identified three soldiers who were killed recently in Afghanistan.
- Army Pfc. Kevin F. Edgin, 31, of Dyersburg, Tenn., died July 6 in Baghran Valley, Afghanistan, when his convoy encountered enemy small-arms fire. Edgin was assigned to the Army's 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
- Army Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey A. McLochlin, 45, of Rochester, Ind., died in Orgun-e, Afghanistan, July 5, when his unit encountered enemy forces using small-arms fire. McLochlin was assigned to the Army National Guard 152nd Infantry Regiment, Marion, Ind.
- Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 William T. Flanigan, 37, of Milan, Tenn., died in Kandahar, Afghanistan, July 2 when his helicopter crashed during combat operations. Flanigan was assigned to the Army National Guard's 4th Squadron, 278th Armor Cavalry Regiment, Jackson, Tenn.
(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq and Defense Department news releases.)