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Bomb Kills Soldier in Iraq; Earlier Casualties Identified

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2007 – A soldier was killed in Fallujah, Iraq, on Jan. 9, and military officials have identified five earlier casualties.

A 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) soldier was killed by a homemade bomb while conducting operations outside of Fallujah, Iraq, Jan. 9.

The soldier’s identity is being withheld pending notification of the family.

In other news, the Defense Department released the names of five servicemembers killed while serving in Iraq:

Army Pfc. Ming Sun, 20, of Cathedral City, Calif., died Jan. 9 in Ramadi of wounds suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small-arms fire during combat patrol operations. Sun was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Army Sgt. James M. Wosika Jr., 24, of St. Paul, Minn., died Jan. 9 in Fallujah, of wounds suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near his unit while on combat patrol. Wosika was assigned to the 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry Regiment, Crookston, Minn.

Army Spc. Eric T. Caldwell, 22, of Salisbury, Md., died Jan. 7 in Iraq of wounds suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Army Spc. Raymond N. Mitchell, III, 21, of West Memphis, Ark., died Jan. 6 in Baghdad of wounds suffered during route security operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

Marine Sgt. Aron C. Blum, 22, of Tucson, Ariz., died Dec. 28 at Naval Medical Center, San Diego, Calif., of an illness after being evacuated from Anbar province, Iraq, on Dec. 8. Blum was assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif.

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

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