Three Soldiers Die in Anbar; DoD Identifies Casualties
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2006, Aug. 6, 2006 Three soldiers were killed in Iraq’s Anbar province Aug. 4 and yesterday, military officials reported, and the Defense Department released the identities of a soldier and a sailor who were killed recently supporting the war on terror.
Two soldiers assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, died due to enemy action while operating in Anbar province Aug. 4. A soldier assigned to 1st Marine Expeditionary Force died due to non-hostile action while operating in Anbar province yesterday.
The names of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, DoD released the identities of a soldier and a sailor who were killed recently supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Army Staff Sgt. Daniel A. Suplee, 39, of Ocala, Fla., died Aug. 3 at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Fla., of injuries suffered April 1 in Kabul, Afghanistan, when his Humvee was involved in a traffic accident. Suplee was assigned to the National Guard’s 153rd Cavalry Squadron, Ocala, Fla.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Marc A. Lee, 28, of Hood River, Ore., was killed Aug. 2 while on patrol in Ramadi, Iraq. Lee was an aviation ordnanceman and a member of a West Coast-based SEAL Team.
(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq and Defense Department news releases.)