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Soldiers, Marine Killed in Iraq; DoD Identifies Previous Casualties

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2006 – Two soldiers and a Marine were killed in Iraq today, and the Defense Department released the identities of three Marines who were killed recently supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

A soldier and a Marine, both assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, and a soldier assigned to 9th Naval Construction Regiment died due to enemy action in Anbar province today.
The names of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, DoD released the identities of three Marines who were killed July 29 in Anbar province: Sgt. Christian B. Williams, 27, of Winter Haven, Fla.; Cpl. Phillip E. Baucus, 28, of Wolf Creek, Mont.; and Lance Cpl. Anthony E. Butterfield, 19, of Clovis, Calif.
All three Marines were assigned to 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.
(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq and Defense Department news releases.)

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