Soldier Killed; DoD Identifies Previous Casualties
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2006 A Task Force Lightning soldier assigned to 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, was struck by enemy fire yesterday near Kirkuk, Iraq, and later died of wounds.
The name of the soldier is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, the Defense Department released the identities of two Marines and five soldiers who were killed recently supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
- Army Staff Sgt. Joe A. Narvaez, 25, of San Antonio died in Baghdad on Oct. 2 after being shot by enemy forces. Narvaez was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.
- Army Pfc. Satieon V. Greenlee, 24, of Pendleton, S.C., died in Baghdad on Oct. 2 as a result of injuries suffered from enemy small-arms fire. Greenlee was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
- Army Pfc. Michael K. Oremus, 21, of Highland, N.Y., died in Baghdad on Oct. 2 after being shot by enemy forces. Oremus was assigned to the 57th Military Police Company, 8th Military Police Brigade, Seoul, Korea.
- Army Sgt. Mario Nelson, 26, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died in Hit, Iraq, on Oct. 1 from injuries suffered when a rocket-propelled grenade detonated near his vehicle. Nelson was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany.
- Marine Cpl. Aaron L. Seal, 23, of Elkhart, Ind., died Oct. 1 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, South Bend, Ind.
- Army Cpl. Chase A. Haag, 22, of Portland, Ore., died in Baghdad on Oct. 1 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Haag was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
- Marine Lance Cpl. Christopher B. Cosgrove III, 23, of Cedar Knolls, N.J., died Oct. 1 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Dover, N.J.
(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq and Defense Department news releases.)