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Servicemember Killed in Iraq; DoD Identifies Earlier Marine Casualties

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2006 – A servicemember assigned to the 16th Corps Support Group was killed in action by a makeshift bomb while on a convoy south of Baghdad yesterday, U.S. military officials reported.

 
A second servicemember from the unit was wounded in the same attack. Officials did not release the troops’ service affiliations. Their names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
 
Meanwhile, the Defense Department announced the identities of four Marines killed in Iraq’s Anbar province July 27.
 
  • Cpl. Timothy D. Roos, 21, of Cincinnati, Ohio. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
  • Lance Cpl. James W. Higgins, 22, of Frederick, Md. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
  • Lance Cpl. Adam R. Murray, 21, of Cordova, Tenn. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
  • Pfc. Enrique C. Sanchez, 21, of Garner, N.C. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
 
(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq and DoD news releases.)

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