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Sailor, Four Soldiers Killed in Iraq; Previous Casualties Identified

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2006 – Four soldiers and a sailor were killed in two separate incidents in Iraq yesterday and today. The Defense Department also has identified six previous casualties.

Four Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers died today when a roadside bomb struck their vehicle northwest of Baghdad. Their Iraqi interpreter also died in the blast.

A sailor assigned to Regimental Combat Team 5 died yesterday as a result of enemy action while operating in Anbar province.

The soldiers' and sailor's names are being withheld pending notification of the family.

The Defense Department has announced the identities of six soldiers who died supporting operations in Iraq.

  • Capt. Shane R. Mahaffee, 36, of Alexandria, Va., died May 15 in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of injuries sustained May 5, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee in Hillah. Mahaffee was assigned to the Army Reserve's 489th Civil Affairs Battalion, Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Staff Sgt. Marion Flint Jr., 29, of Baltimore, Md., and Pfc. Grant A. Dampier, 25, of Merrill, Wis., died in Baghdad May 15 when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Fort Carson, Colo.
  • Maj. Matthew W. Worrell, 34, of Lewisville, Texas, and Chief Warrant Officer 5 Jamie D. Weeks, 47, of Daleville, Ala., died May 14, in Yusufiyah when their aircraft was shot down during combat operations. Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky.
  • Spc. Brandon L. Teeters, 21, of Lafayette, La., died May 12, in Ludwigshafen, Germany, of injuries sustained April 20, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle in Baghdad. Teeters was assigned to the 8th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, Fort Hood, Texas.

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

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