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Roadside Bomb Kills Soldier; Previous Casualties Identified

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2006 – A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier was killed today at about 4 a.m. when his vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in southern Baghdad, military officials in Iraq reported.

The name of the soldier is being withheld until the family is notified.

The Defense Department also identified two soldiers recently killed supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died in Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq, May 6, when an improvised-explosive device detonated near their cargo truck. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry (Mountain), Brewer, Maine.

Killed were Staff Sgt. Dale J. Kelly Jr., 48, of Richmond, Maine; and Staff Sgt. David M. Veverka, 25, of Jamestown, Pa.

(Compiled from Multinational Division Baghdad and Defense Department news releases.)

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