Five Servicemembers Killed in Iraq; DoD Identifies Previous Casualties
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2006 Five servicemembers died in Iraq yesterday, and the Defense Department has identified five earlier casualties.
- Three Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers were killed when a roadside bomb struck their vehicle south of Baghdad.
- Another Multinational Division Baghdad soldier died from wounds suffered when his unit was attacked with small-arms fire in southwestern Baghdad.
- A Marine assigned to 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), died of wounds from enemy small-arms fire near Fallujah.
The servicemembers' names are being withheld until their families are notified.
Meanwhile, the Defense Department has identified five other servicemembers who died in Iraq:
- Marine Cpl. Felipe C. Barbosa, 21, of High Point, N.C., died Jan. 28 from a non-hostile vehicle accident in Fallujah. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
- Army Spc. Brian J. Schoff, 22, of Manchester, Tenn., died in Baghdad on Jan. 28, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee. Schoff was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.
- Army Sgt. David L. Herrera, 26, of Oceanside, Calif., died in Baghdad on Jan. 28, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee. Herrera was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.
- Marine Lance Cpl. Hugo R. Lopezlopez, 20, of La Habra, Calif., died Jan. 27 at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, from wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device in Rawah Nov. 20, 2005. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
- Marine Lance Cpl. Billy D. Brixey Jr., 21, of Ferriday, La., died Jan. 27 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from wounds received as a result of an improvised explosive device while traveling in a convoy in Afghanistan on Jan. 25. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq and Defense Department releases.)