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Soldiers, Marine Killed in Iraq; DoD Identifies Previous Casualties

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2007 – A roadside bomb killed three Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers today, and a Marine assigned to Multinational Force West was killed yesterday, military officials reported.

The soldiers died during a clearing mission south of Baghdad, and the Marine was killed while conducting combat operations in Anbar province.

Another soldier was wounded in the roadside-bomb attack. Officials provided no information on the wounded soldier’s condition.

The servicemembers’ names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Meanwhile, the Defense Department released the identities of six soldiers killed recently supporting the war on terror.

-- Army Sgt. Jeremy D. Barnett, 27, of Mineral City, Ohio, died Feb. 24 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of wounds suffered from a land mine detonation in Dujayl, Iraq, on Feb. 21. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

-- Army Staff Sgt. Joshua R. Hager, 29, of Broomfield, Colo.; Army Pfc. Travis W. Buford, 23, of Galveston, Texas; and Army Pfc. Rowan D. Walter, 25, of Winnetka, Calif., died Feb. 23 of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their Humvee during combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq, on Feb. 22. All three soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

-- Army Spc. Louis G. Kim, 19, of West Covina, Calif., died Feb. 20 in Ramadi, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small-arms fire. Kim was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

-- Army Sgt. Buddy J. Hughie, 25, of Poteau, Okla., died Feb. 19 in Kamdesh, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades. Hughie was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 180th Infantry, Oklahoma Army National Guard, Ada, Okla.

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

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