Soldiers Killed, Wounded In Iraq; Previous Casualties Identified
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, June 3, 2007 Six U.S. soldiers died and eight were wounded in Iraq yesterday, and one servicemember died in Afghanistan. Three other soldiers died and one was wounded in Iraq a day earlier, military officials reported.
Also, the Defense Department released the names of 13 soldiers killed recently in the war on terror.
-- Two Task Force Lightning soldiers died yesterday of wounds suffered from an explosions while conducting operations in Diyala province. Six other wounded soldiers are being treated.
-- One Multinational Division Baghdad soldier was killed yesterday in the western section of the Iraqi capital when an improvised explosive device detonated. Two other soldiers were also wounded in the attack.
-- One Task Force Marne soldier was killed yesterday by small-arms fire while patrolling south of Baghdad yesterday.
-- Two Task Force Lightning soldiers were killed yesterday when their patrol was attacked while conducting operations in Ninewah province.
-- A U.S. servicemember died yesterday in Kabul, Afghanistan, of an unknown cause. The cause of death is under investigation.
-- One Multinational Corps Iraq soldier was killed June 1 by small-arms fire near Zawiyah.
-- One Task Force Marne soldier on a dismounted patrol was killed June 1 by a suicide bomber southwest of Baghdad.
-- One Multinational Division Baghdad soldier died June 1 of wounds suffered May 30 when an improvised explosive device detonated in the southwestern section of Baghdad.
-- One Multinational Division Baghdad soldier was killed May 30 when a patrol was attacked with small-arms fire. One other soldier and an Iraqi interpreter were wounded in the attack.
The names of the dead are being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.
Meanwhile, the Defense Department has released the identities of Army soldiers killed recently supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
-- Sgt. Chadrick O. Domino, 23, of Ennis, Texas, died May 31 in Baghdad when he encountered enemy small-arms fire while on dismounted patrol. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.
-- Pfc. Matthew A. Bean, 22, of Pembroke, Mass., died May 31 at the National Naval Medical Center, in Bethesda, Md., of wounds suffered May 19 in Lutifiyah, Iraq, when he was struck by enemy small-arms fire. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.
-- Pfc. Matthew E. Baylis, 20, of Oakdale, N.Y., died May 31 in Baghdad of wounds suffered on May 30 when his dismounted patrol encountered enemy small-arms fire. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
-- Sgt. Bacilio E. Cuellar, 24, of Odessa, Texas; Spc. James E. Lundin, 20, of Bellport N.Y.; Pfc. Joshua M. Moore, 20, of Russellville, Ky., died May 30 in Baghdad when the vehicle they were in struck an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.
-- Cpl. Jonathan A. Markham, 22, of Bedford, Texas, died May 29 in Abu Sayda, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted position. He was assigned to the 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
-- Pfc. Robert A. Liggett, 23, of Urbana, Ill., died May 29 in Rustamiyah, Iraq, from injuries suffered in a non-combat-related incident. Liggett was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.
-- First Lt. Kile G. West, 23, of Pasadena, Texas; Sgt. Anthony D. Ewing, 22, of Phoenix, Ariz.; Cpl. Zachary D. Baker, 24, of Vilonia, Ark.; Cpl. James E. Summers, III, 21, of Bourbon, Mo., and Spc. Alexandre A. Alexeev, 23, of Wilmington, Calif., died May 28 in Abu Sayda, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device struck their vehicle. They were assigned to 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood.
(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq and Defense Department releases)