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Defense Department Identifies U.S. Casualties in Iraq

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2006 – Defense Department officials announced the identity of four soldiers assigned to Fort Campbell, Ky., who were killed recently supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom:

  • Spc. Prince K. Teewia, 27, of Durham, N.C., died in Baghdad on Dec. 29 when a roadside bomb detonated near his Humvee. Teewia was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.
  • Sgt. 1st Class Shawn C. Dostie, 32, of Granite City, Ill., died in Baghdad on Dec. 30 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee. Dostie was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.
  • Staff Sgt. Ayman A. Taha, 31, of Vienna, Va., died in Balad, Iraq, on Dec. 30 when he was preparing a munitions cache for demolition and the cache exploded. Taha was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group.
  • Sgt. 1st Class Jason L. Bishop, 31, of Williamstown, Ky., died in Siniyah, Iraq, on Jan. 1 when a car bomb detonated near his Humvee. Bishop was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.

(Compiled from Defense Department news releases.)

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