Three Soldiers Die in Iraq; Previous Casualties Identified
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2007 Three U.S. Army soldiers were killed in Iraq yesterday, military officials reported today. The Defense Department also identified a previous casualty.
The soldiers, assigned to Multinational Force West, died from wounds suffered during combat in Anbar province.
Their names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, DoD released the names of two Marines and two sailors who died recently supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
-- Marine Sgt. Joshua J. Frazier, 24, of Spotsylvania, Va., died Feb. 6 during combat in Anbar province. Frazier was assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
-- Marine Cpl. Jennifer M. Parcell, 20, of Bel Air, Md., died Feb. 7 during combat in Anbar province. Parcell was assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.
-- Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Gilbert Minjares Jr., 31, of El Paso, Texas, and Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Manuel A. Ruiz, 21, of Federalsburg, Md., died Feb. 7 in a helicopter crash in Anbar province. Minjares was assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 14, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Cherry Point, N.C., and Ruiz was assigned to 2nd Medical Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
(From Multinational Corps Iraq and Defense Department news releases.)