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Two Marines Die in Iraq; DoD Identifies Previous Casualty

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2007 – Two U.S. Marines were killed yesterday during operations in western Iraq, and defense officials have released the name of a soldier who died supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

A Marine assigned to 1st Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group and another Marine assigned to Regimental Combat Team 5 died from wounds suffered due to enemy action in Iraq’s Anbar province, officials said.

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

Meanwhile, the Defense Department released the identity of a soldier who died recently in the war on terror.

Army Capt. Brian S. Freeman, 31, of Temecula, Calif., died Jan. 20 in Karbala, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his meeting area came under attack by mortar and small-arms fire. Freeman was assigned to the 412th Civil Affairs Battalion, Whitehall, Ohio.

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

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