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Four Soldiers Die in Iraq; Officials Identify Earlier Casualties

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2006 – Four U.S. soldiers have died in Iraq since yesterday, and Defense Department officials have released the identities of earlier casualties.

-- A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier died in a non-combat incident in Baghdad around 6 a.m. today.

-- An 89th Military Police Brigade soldier was killed, and two other coalition soldiers were wounded around 3:45 p.m. yesterday when the vehicle they were traveling in was struck by a suicide car bomb in Mosul. The two wounded soldiers were evacuated to a coalition military treatment facility.

-- A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier died around 5:30 p.m. yesterday after the vehicle he was traveling in was struck by an improvised explosive device northwest of Baghdad.

-- A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier died in a non-combat incident in southwestern Baghdad around 9 p.m. yesterday.

Officials released no further details, and the names of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Defense officials have released the names of three soldiers who died in Iraq:

-- Army Sgt. James R. Worster, 24, of Broadview Heights, Ohio, died from a non-combat related incident Sept. 18 in Baghdad. Worster was assigned to the 10th Combat Support Hospital, 43rd Area Support Group, Fort Carson, Colo.

-- Army Spc. Russell M. Makowski, 23, of Union, Mo., died of injuries suffered in Taji on Sept. 14 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol. Makowski was assigned to 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

-- Army Pfc. Jeffrey P. Shaffer, 21, of Harrison, Ark., died of injuries suffered in Ramadi on Sept.13 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M2A2 Bradley fighting vehicle. Shaffer was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Bamberg, Germany.

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

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