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Soldier, Airman Killed; DoD Identifies Previous Casualty

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2006 – Two U.S. servicemembers died in Iraq today, and defense officials have identified a soldier killed earlier in the week.

  • A U.S. soldier died today from wounds suffered due to enemy action in Iraq's Anbar province March 28.
  • A U.S. airman assigned to 447th Air Expeditionary Group was killed and another was injured today by an improvised explosive device near Baghdad.

The deceased servicemembers' names are being withheld pending next-of-kin notification.

The Defense Department has announced that Army Sgt. Michael D. Rowe, 23, New Port Richey, Fla., died in Rutbah, Iraq, March 28, when a roadside bomb detonated near his Humvee. Rowe was assigned to the 46th Engineer Battalion, Warrior Brigade, Fort Polk, La.

(From Multinational Force Iraq, U.S. Central Command Air Forces Forward, and Defense Department news releases.)

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