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Soldiers, Marine Killed in Iraq; DoD Identifies Previous Casualties

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2007 – Two soldiers and a Marine have been killed in Iraq in recent days, and defense officials have released the names of four servicemembers who died supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

-- A soldier assigned to Regimental Combat Team 5 died yesterday from wounds suffered during combat in Iraq’s Anbar province.

-- An 89th Military Police Brigade soldier died yesterday of wounds suffered after an improvised explosive device exploded next to his vehicle north of Baghdad.

-- A Marine assigned to 1st Marine Expeditionary Force died Jan. 21 from wounds suffered during combat south of Baghdad.

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

Meanwhile, the Defense Department released the identities of three servicemembers who died recently in the war on terror.

-- U.S Army Pfc. Allen B. Jaynes, 21, of Henderson, Texas, died Jan. 20 in Iraq of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

-- Marine Cpl. Jacob H. Neal, 23, of San Marcos, Texas, died Jan. 19 and Marine Lance Cpl. Luis J. Castillo, 20, of Lawton, Mich., died Jan. 20 from wounds suffered while conducting combat operations in Anbar province. They were assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Lansing, Mich.

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

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