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Soldier, Marine Killed in Iraq; Previous Casualties Identified

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2006 – A U.S. soldier and a Marine were killed June 27 while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, U.S. military officials reported, and the Defense Department has identified two servicemembers killed in action earlier.

The Multinational Division Baghdad soldier was killed when a roadside bomb north of Baghdad struck his vehicle, and the Marine died from wounds suffered in enemy action while operating in Anbar province.

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

Meanwhile, the Defense Department announced the identities of two soldiers who were recently killed in the war on terror:

  • Army Sgt. Terry M. Lisk, 26, of Fox Lake, Ill., died June 26 of injuries sustained in Ramadi, Iraq, when his unit received indirect fire from enemy forces during combat operations. Lisk was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany.
  • Army Staff Sgt. Joseph F. Fuerst III, 26, of Tampa, Fla., died June 24 in Panjway district, Afghanistan, when his Humvee came in contact with enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire. Fuerst was assigned to the Army National Guard's 53rd Infantry Brigade, Pinellas Park, Fla.

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

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