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Six Servicemembers Killed in Iraq, Previous Casualty Identified

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2006 – Six servicemembers were killed in various incidents throughout Iraq yesterday, military officials in Iraq reported.

  • Two soldiers died when their helicopter was shot down during fighting in Yusifiyah.
  • Two Marines assigned to Regimental Combat Team 7 died due to enemy action in Anbar province.
  • Two Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Baghdad.

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

The Defense Department also identified a soldier who was killed recently while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Army Staff Sgt. Emmanuel L. Legaspi, 38, of Las Vegas died of injuries suffered in Tal Afar on 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.

(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq, Multinational Force West, Multinational Division Baghdad, and Defense Department news releases.)

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