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Two Soldiers, Marine Killed in Iraq; Previous Casualties Identified

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WASHINGTON, March 22, 2007 – Two U.S. soldiers and a Marine died in Iraq yesterday, and the Defense Department has identified seven soldiers who died previously.

A Marine and one soldier assigned to Multinational Force West died yesterday while conducting combat operations in Anbar province.

Another soldier, assigned to Multinational Division Baghdad, died yesterday while conducting combat operations in western Baghdad.

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

Meanwhile, the Defense Department has released the names of seven Army soldiers who died recently during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

-- Sgt. Wayne R. Cornell, 26, of Holstein, Neb., and Pfc. Stephen K. Richardson, 22, of Bridgeport, Conn., died March 20 in Baghdad when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas.

-- Sgt. John E. Allen, 25, of Palmdale, Calif.; Sgt. Ed Santini, 25, of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico; Pfc. William N. Davis, 26, of Adrian, Mich.; and Pfc. John F. Landry Jr., 20, of Lowell, Mass., died March 17 in Baghdad when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.

-- Lt. Col. Peter E. Winston, 56, of Plant City, Fla., died Nov. 13 in Kaiserslautern, Germany, from a non-combat related incident that occurred while he was in Iraq. He was assigned to the 143rd Sustainment Command, Orlando, Fla. The incident is under investigation.

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

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