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Soldiers, Marine Killed; DoD Identifies Previous Casualties

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2006 – Three U.S. soldiers and a Marine are among the latest casualties in Iraq, military officials reported, and the Defense Department has identified three earlier casualties.

-- An 89th Military Police Brigade soldier died of wounds suffered from enemy small-arms fire this morning in east Baghdad.

-- A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier died yesterday when a roadside bomb struck his vehicle south of Baghdad.

-- A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier died yesterday when he was hit by small-arms fire while conducting combat operations in western Baghdad.

-- A Marine assigned to Regimental Combat Team 5 died Oct. 29 from injuries suffered due to enemy action while operating in Iraq’s Anbar province.

Their names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Meanwhile, the Defense Department released the identities of three servicemembers killed recently supporting the global war on terror.

-- Army Pvt. Michael V. Bailey, 20, of Waldorf, Md., died Oct. 27 in Salerno, Afghanistan, from non-combat-related injuries. Bailey was assigned to 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

-- Marine Sgt. Luke J. Zimmerman, 24, of Luxemburg, Wis., died Oct. 27 from injuries suffered while conducting combat operations in Iraq’s Anbar province. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

-- Army 1st Sgt. Ricky L. McGinnis, 42, of Hamilton, Ohio, died Oct. 26 in Balad, Iraq, when a roadside bomb detonated near his dismounted patrol in Muqdadiyah, Iraq. McGinnis was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

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

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