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Soldier Killed in Iraq; DoD Identifies Earlier Casualty

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2007 – A Multinational Division North soldier was killed and another was wounded yesterday while conducting operations in Iraq’s Salah ad Din Province, military officials reported today.

The fatally wounded soldier’s name is being withheld until the family is notified.

Meanwhile, the Defense Department today released the name of a Marine who died while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Lance Cpl. Steven M. Chavez, 20, of Hondo, N.M., died March 14 from a non-hostile incident in Iraq’s Anbar province. His death is under investigation, officials said.

Chavez was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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

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