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Marine Killed in Iraq; DoD Identifies Earlier Casualties

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2006 – A Marine was killed in Iraq yesterday, and the Defense Department has identified four soldiers and a sailor killed while supporting operations in Iraq.

A Marine killed yesterday was assigned to Regimental Combat Team 5 and died due to enemy action in Anbar province. No further details were available. The Marine's name is being withheld pending notification of the family.

Meanwhile, the Defense Department released the identifications of four soldiers and a sailor who died supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The four soldiers died in Baghdad May 18 from injuries suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near their Humvee. Killed were:

  • Lt. Col. Daniel E. Holland, 43, of San Antonio;
  • First Lt. Robert A. Seidel III, 23, of Gettysburg, Pa.;
  • Sgt. Lonnie C. Allen Jr., 26, of Bellevue, Neb.; and
  • Pfc. Nicholas R. Cournoyer, 25, of Gilmanton, N.H.

Holland was assigned to the 352nd Civil Affairs Command, Fort Bragg, N.C. Seidel, Allen and Cournoyer were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

The sailor killed was Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Lee Hamilton Deal, 23, of West Monroe, La. He died May 17 as a result of enemy action in Anbar province. He was operationally assigned to Regimental Combat Team 5, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), and permanently assigned to 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force Atlantic, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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

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