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Three Soldiers Killed in Iraq; DoD Identifies Casualties

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WASHINGTON, May 16, 2006 – Three soldiers were killed in two separate incidents in Iraq today and yesterday, and the Defense Department released the names of earlier casualties.

A roadside bomb explosion in southern Baghdad today killed a Multinational Division Baghdad soldier who was conducting a dismounted patrol.

Two Task Force Band of Brothers soldiers from 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, were killed near Balad yesterday when their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.

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

Meanwhile, the Defense Department has announced the identities of eight Marines and five soldiers who died supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Marine Lance Cpls. Jose S. Marin Dominguez Jr., 22, of Liberal, Kan.; and Hatak Yuka Keyu M. Yearby, 21, of Overbrook, Okla., died May 14 in Anbar province. They were both assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
  • Army Spc. Ronald W. Gebur, 23, of Delavan, Ill., died of injuries sustained in Baghdad May 13 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee. Gebur was assigned to 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
  • Marine Lance Cpl. Richard Z. James, 20, of Seaford, Del., died May 13 in Anbar province. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
  • Marine Lance Cpl. Adam C. Conboy, 21, of Philadelphia, Pa., died May 12 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Anbar province. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
  • Army Spc. Armer N. Burkart, 26, of Rockville, Md., died of injuries sustained in Baghdad May 11 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee. Burkart was assigned to 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
  • Army Pfcs. Eric D. Clark, 22, of Pleasant Prairie, Wis.; and Stephen P. Snowberger III, 18, of Lopez, Pa., were killed in Baghdad May 11 when an improvised explosive device detonated near their Humvee. Both soldiers were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
  • Army Staff Sgt. Emmanuel L. Legaspi, 38, of Las Vegas died of injuries sustained in Tal Afar May 7 when his unit came under enemy small-arms fire. Legaspi was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany.

Four Marines died May 11 as a result of a vehicle accident in Anbar province. All four were assigned to the 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Killed were:

  • Second Lt. Michael L. Licalzi, 24, of Garden City, N.Y.;
  • Cpl. Steve Vahaviolos, 21, of Airmont, N.Y.;
  • Lance Cpl. Jason K. Burnett, 20, of St. Cloud, Fla.; and
  • Lance Cpl. David J. GramesSanchez, 22, of Fort Wayne, Ind.

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

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