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Four Soldiers Killed in Separate Incidents; Officials Identify Previous Casualties

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2006 – Four soldiers have died in separate incidents in Iraq in recent days, and defense officials have released the identities of several servicemembers killed earlier.

  • One soldier assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, died yesterday from wounds suffered in enemy action in Anbar province.
  • A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier died around 11:40 p.m. yesterday after the vehicle he was traveling in was struck by an improvised explosive device in eastern Baghdad.
  • A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier was killed by small-arms fire around 10:40 a.m. Sept. 20 in northeastern Baghdad.
  • A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier died around 10:30 p.m. Sept. 20 after the vehicle he was traveling in was struck by an improvised explosive device in northern Baghdad.
Officials released no further details on these incidents, and the soldiers' identitities are being witheld pending notification of their next of kin.
 
Officials have released the identities of a Marine and three soldiers who have died recently in Iraq.
 
Marine Sgt. Christopher M. Zimmerman, 28, of Stephenville, Texas, died Sept. 20 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province. He was assigned to 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
 
The following three soldiers died in Baghdad on Sept. 14 of injuries suffered when a car bomb detonated near a western-Baghdad substation:
  • Army Sgt. Aaron A. Smith, 31, of Killeen, Texas, was assigned to 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.
  • Army Sgt. Jennifer M. Hartman, 21, of New Ringgold, Pa., was assigned to 4th Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
  • Army Cpl. Marcus A. Cain, 20, of Crowley, La., was assigned to 4th Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq and Defense Department news releases.)
 

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