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Two Soldiers Die in Iraq; DoD Identifies Casualties

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2006 – Two U.S. soldiers died and three others were injured in two incidents in Iraq today.

  • A Multi-National Division Baghdad soldier was killed by small-arms fire at approximately 4 p.m. south of Baghdad.
  • A soldier was killed and three wounded when an improvised explosive device struck their Humvee outside Habbaniyah. The soldiers were returning to Baghdad when an improvised explosive device hit their convoy. Two soldiers received leg injuries; one received a head injury; and one received internal injuries. One soldier later died from his wounds.

The names of the soldiers are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The Defense Department released the name of two soldiers who died supporting operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Army Spc. Frederick A. Carlson, 25, of Bethlehem, Pa., died in Taqqadum, Iraq, March 25 from a non-combat related cause. Carlson was assigned to the Army National Guard's 228th Forward Support Battalion, 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Division, Bethlehem, Pa.
  • Army Staff Sgt. Christopher L. Robinson, 36, of Brandon, Miss., died in Sangain district, Afghanistan, March 25, when his Humvee came under enemy small-arms fire during combat operations. Robinson was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group, Jackson, Miss.

(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq, Combined Forces Command Afghanistan, and Defense Department news releases.)

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