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Roadside Bomb Kills U.S. Soldier; Casualties Identified

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2006 – A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier was killed last night when his vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb north of Baghdad.

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

The Defense Department has announced the identities of several servicemembers who died in support of operations in Afghanistan and Iraq:

  • Marine Lance Cpl. Michael L. Ford, 19, of New Bedford, Mass., died April 26 in Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.
  • Army Sgt. 1st Class Richard J. Herrema, 27, of Jackson, Tenn., died in Baghdad on April 25, when he came under enemy fire during combat operations. Herrema was assigned to Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.
  • Army Pfc. Raymond L. Henry, 21, of Anaheim, Calif., died April 25 in Mosul, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee. Henry was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
  • Army Staff Sgt. Metodio A. Bandonill, 29, of Honolulu died in Baghdad on April 24, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee. Bandonill was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
  • Marine Lance Cpl. Aaron W. Simons, 20, of Modesto, Calif., died April 24 in Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms.
  • Army Capt. Clayton L. Adamkavicius, 43, of Fairdale, Ky., died of injuries sustained in Abu Ghurayb, Afghanistan, April 21, when he came under enemy small-arms fire. Adamkavicius was assigned to the Army National Guard's 149th Brigade, 35th Infantry Division, Louisville, Ky.
  • Marine Cpl. Eric R. Lueken, 23, of Dubois, Ind., died April 22 in Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
  • Army Pvt. Travis C. Zimmerman, 19, of New Berlinville, Pa., died in Baghdad April 22, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his observation post. Zimmerman was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell.
  • Marine Staff Sgt. Jason C. Ramseyer, 28, of Lenoir, N.C., died April 20 in Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay.

Three soldiers died of injuries sustained in Taji, Iraq, on April 23 when an improvised explosive device detonated near their Humvee. All three soldiers were assigned to the 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Killed were:

  • Sgt. Robert W. Ehney, 26, of Lexington, Ky.;
  • Cpl. Jason B. Daniel, 21, of Fort Worth, Texas; and
  • Cpl. Shawn T. Lasswell Jr., 21, of Reno, Nev.

Four soldiers died of injuries sustained in Baghdad April 22 when an improvised explosive device detonated near their Humvee causing a fire. All four soldiers were assigned to the 1st Squadron, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood. Killed were:

  • Sgt. Kyle A. Colnot, 23, of Arcadia, Calif.;
  • Spc. Eric D. King, 29, of Vancouver, Wash.;
  • Pfc. Jacob H. Allcott, 21, of Caldwell, Idaho; and
  • Pvt. Michael E. Bouthot, 19, of Fall River, Mass.

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

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