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Four Troops Killed in Iraq; DoD Identifies Previous Casualties

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Dec. 28, 2006 – One U.S. servicemember died in Iraq today, three others died there yesterday, and military officials have identified two earlier casualties.

In Baghdad today, a U.S. Army soldier died when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle, and two soldiers died in a separate roadside bomb explosion yesterday. Elsewhere in Iraq yesterday, a Marine died from wounds suffered during combat in Anbar province.

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

In other news, the Defense Department released the names of two servicemembers killed while conducting operations in Iraq:

-- Army Sgt. Jae S. Moon, 21, of Levittown, Pa., died Dec. 25 in Baghdad from wounds suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle while patrolling Baghdad. Moon was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

-- Army Spc. Elias Elias, 27, of Glendora, Calif., died Dec. 23 in Baghdad from wounds suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle while on patrol. Elias was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

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

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