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Three U.S. Troops Killed in Iraq; Previous Casualty Identified

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2007 – Two U.S. Army soldiers and one Marine were killed yesterday while serving in Iraq, military officials reported, and the Defense Department has released the identity of a soldier who died Jan. 6.

-- One U.S. Army soldier from Task Force Lightning assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, died yesterday from injuries suffered during combat in Diyala province.

-- A second U.S. Army soldier assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, died yesterday from wounds suffered during combat in Anbar province.

-- One Marine assigned to 1st Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group died yesterday from wounds suffered during combat in Anbar province.

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

The Defense Department also has identified a soldier killed supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Army Cpl. Jeremiah J. Johnson, 23, of Vancouver, Wash., died Jan. 6 of wounds suffered when his vehicle rolled over in Baghdad. Johnson was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

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

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