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Two Soldiers Killed in Baghdad; DoD Identifies Previous Casualties

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2006 – Two U.S. soldiers assigned to Multinational Division Baghdad died at about 2 p.m. today when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in southern Baghdad.

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

DoD officials have identified three servicemembers previously reported killed in Iraq.

Army Spc. Michael L. Hermanson, 21, of Fargo, N.D., died May 24 in Abayachi of injuries suffered when his RG-31 Mine Protected Vehicle came under improvised-explosive-device, rocket-propelled-grenade, and enemy small-arms fire while on a route-clearing mission. Hermanson was assigned to the Army National Guard's 164th Engineer Battalion, from Minot, N.D.

Marine Lance Cpl. Robert G. Posivio III, 22, of Sherburn, Minn.; and Pfc. Steven W. Freund, 20, of Pittsburgh, died May 23 in Anbar province. They were assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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