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U.S. Marine, Soldier Die In Iraq’s Anbar Province

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2006 – A U.S. Marine and an American soldier died yesterday from injuries they suffered in Iraq’s Anbar province, military officials reported.

The Marine, a member of Regimental Combat Team 5, died from wounds suffered Aug. 27 during action against enemy forces.

The soldier was assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, and died from injuries suffered by non-hostile causes, officials said.

Their names are being withheld, pending notification of next of kin.

Meanwhile, the Department of Defense yesterday announced the names of a U.S. Marine and a U.S. soldier who recently died in Iraq:

-- Marine Cpl. David G. Weimortz, 28, of Irmo, S.C., died Aug. 26 from injuries suffered while conducting combat operations in Anbar province. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

-- Army Spc. Edgardo Zayas, 29, of Dorchester, Mass., died Aug. 26 in Baghdad of injuries suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near his dismounted patrol during combat operations. Zayas was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq and Defense Department news releases.)

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