Soldiers, Marine Killed in Iraq; Defense Department Identifies Casualties
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, June 13, 2007 Two soldiers were killed in Iraq yesterday and a Marine was killed June 11, military officials reported. Also, the Defense Department released the identities of three soldiers killed recently in Iraq.
-- A Marine assigned to Multinational Force West was killed yesterday while conducting combat operations in Anbar province.
-- A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier was killed and two others were wounded when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in southern Baghdad in the early morning hours yesterday.
-- A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier was killed June 11 when a roadside bomb detonated during combat operations in an eastern section of Baghdad.
The deceased servicemembers' names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, the Defense Department released the identities of three soldiers who were killed recently supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died June 10 in Karbala, Iraq, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device.
-- Cpl. Llythaniele Fender, 21, of Medical Lake, Wash. Fender was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash.
-- Cpl. Meresebang Ngiraked, 21, of Koror, Republic of Palau. He was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Fort Lewis.
-- Spc. Adam G. Herold, 23, of Omaha, Neb. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.
(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq and Defense Department news releases.)