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Soldier Dies From Noncombat Injuries; DoD Names Earlier Casualties

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2006 – A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier died yesterday from non-combat related injures, U.S. officials in Baghdad reported today. No further details were available.

The soldier's name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The Defense Department has announced the identities of servicemembers killed in Iraq recently while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom:

  • Army Spc. Dustin L. Kendall, 21, of Conway, Mo., died in Baqubah Jan. 15 when his Humvee accidentally struck an M-1A2 Abrams tank and rolled over. Kendall was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, at Fort Carson, Colo.
  • Marine Cpl. Justin J. Watts, 20, of Crownsville, Md., died Jan. 14 from an apparent nonhostile gunshot wound in Haditha. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. His unit was attached to the 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
  • Marine Lance Cpl. Jonathan K. Price, 19, of Woodlawn, Ill., died Jan. 13 from wounds received from small-arms fire in Ramadi. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
  • Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mitchell K. Carver Jr., 31, of Charlotte, N.C.; and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kyle E. Jackson, 28, of Sarasota, Fla. They died near Sukar Jan. 13 when their OH-58D Kiowa warrior helicopter was hit by small-arms fire. Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

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

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