Soldiers Die in Iraq; Previous Casualty Identified
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2007 Three U.S. Army soldiers died in Iraq today and two others were killed yesterday, military officials reported, and the Defense Department identified a previous casualty.
-- Two U.S. Army soldiers died and four were wounded today when their dismounted patrol came under small-arms fire southeast of Baghdad.
-- A Multination Division Baghdad soldier died today of non-battle causes.
-- A Task Force Lightning soldier died and another was wounded yesterday when an explosive detonated near the patrol in Salah Ad Din province.
-- One Multinational Coalition Iraq soldier died and another was wounded yesterday when an improvised explosive device detonated close to their vehicle near Haditha.
The soldiers’ names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, the Defense Department released the identity of a soldier killed recently while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Army Spc. Michael K. Frank, 36, of Great Falls, Mont., died May 10 in Baghdad when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq and Defense Department news releases.)